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2 Jhalawar medical college students killed in accident, another in critical condition

The deceased students were part of the 2021 batch at the college and were in their second year.

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May 18, 2023, 4:01 pm


JAIPUR: Tragedy struck the Jhalawar Medical College as two of its MBBS students were killed in a road mishap, while another remains in critical condition. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Asnawar police station at Teliyakhedi.

The deceased students were identified as Prashant (21), son of Satveer Singh Rawat from Hanumangarh, and Praveen (28), son of Ajay Singh Rajput from Churu

A police officer said that the students were returning from a late-night meal at a dhaba near Aklera around 2:30 am on Wednesday. Their bike reportedly collided with a truck parked on the side of the road, possibly due to low visibility conditions.

Passersby alerted the police and ensured that the three injured students were rushed to the district hospital. However, two of them – Prashant and Praveen – succumbed to their injuries. Meanwhile, Vimal, the son of Sajjan Singh from Jhunjhunu, is currently fighting for his life in the hospital’s ICU.

The deceased students, along with Vimal, were part of the 2021 batch at the college and were in their second year. Following the tragic incident, their bodies were transferred to the hospital’s mortuary. Families of the deceased have been notified, and postmortem examinations will be conducted upon their arrival in Jhalawar.

Prashant, a young man with a vision to serve the underprivileged as a doctor, was an only child. His family, hailing from Gandheli village near Rawatsar, received the shocking news just six months after Prashant’s MBBS admission. Satyaveer, Prashant’s father, is a supervisor in the local agriculture department.

Praveen, the younger of two siblings, was known for his academic prowess, boasting 85% in 10th grade and over 90% in 12th grade. Rajveer Singh, Praveen’s uncle, said that Praveen visited his family in Jhalawar just a month prior after taking his first-year MBBS exam. Praveen’s father, Jaisingh, is a farmer in their village. Praveen’s elder brother, Yogendra Singh, works as a technician in the Electricity Department and is stationed in Jhalawar.

First published: May 18, 2023