Muzaffarpur hit-and-run case: RS Prasad cancels Holi event in Patna

ANI | Updated: Feb 26, 2018 18:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 26 (ANI): In the wake of the death of nine children in the Muzaffarpur">Muzaffarpur hit-and-run accident, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has cancelled the Holi celebrations due on March 1 at Patna's PNT Community House.

An official statement released on behalf of the Union Law Minister read, "Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad has expressed his condolences, and in this sorrowful time, cancelled the Holi meet scheduled on March 1."

On February 24, nine children were killed and 24 others were injured when a car rammed into a government school building at Ahiyapur in Muzaffarpur">Muzaffarpur.

The Bihar police confirmed that the accused driver was identified and booked under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

However, the police is yet to confirm if the car belonged to a BJP leader as alleged by the state opposition leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav. (ANI)