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Chugasingh Soddha, Circle Officer, Balotra while speaking to ANI. (Photo/ANI)
Chugasingh Soddha, Circle Officer, Balotra while speaking to ANI. (Photo/ANI)

Rajasthan: Case registered against rally driver for killing 3 people during championship race

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2019 19:48 IST

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India], Sept 22 (ANI): A case has been filed against Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill in connection with an accident during a National Rally Championship race in which a couple and their minor son were killed here, said police.
According to the police, a case under Section 304 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against three-time Asia Pacific Rally Championship winner Gill and another driver.
The deceased Narendra (42), his wife Pushpa (40), and their 14-year-old son Jitendra were killed on the spot.
"The incident occurred on Saturday during the National Rally Championship program which was being held on a dirt track here. Narendra along with his family was riding on a bike when a car coming from the opposite direction collided with their bike and they died on the spot. After that two-three car coming from behind, also crushed them and sped away," said Chugasingh Soddha, Circle Officer, Balotra.
According to the police, locals here are demanding compensation for the family of the deceased and they have asked the police to take stern action against those responsible for the incident.
Reportedly, Gaurav was driving at a speed of 150 kmph when his car collided with the motorcycle. Narendra had parked his bike along the road when the car coming from the opposite direction rammed into them.
"The Indian National Rally Championship was scheduled for September 21 and 22 in Barmer, Rajasthan. Permission for the rally was sought by sending a letter to the District Collector on August 27. The District Collector had later accepted the proposal reverted via letter to the subordinate administration and police department but they took it lightly and did not make sufficient security arrangements here," said kin of the deceased.
"The police should have deployed personnel at a fixed distance to control the traffic during the race. But no security arrangements were made and due to this three members of the family died in this incident," the kin added. (ANI)