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Speeding car mows down 4 people in Jaisalmer

All four occupants of the vehicle were intoxicated at the time of the incident.

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January 6, 2024, 6:32 pm


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JAIPUR: Four people were killed in a tragic car accident in Devikot town of Jaisalmer on Friday night. The victims include a mother, her son, and two youths who were traveling in the car. Four others sustained serious injuries.

Prior to the accident, it is reported that the accused individuals had filmed a video inside the car and posted it on social media. It has been revealed that all four occupants of the vehicle were intoxicated at the time of the incident.

According to SP Vikas Sangwan, they received information about a speeding Swift vehicle heading towards Barmer from Jaisalmer. In an attempt to stop the car before reaching Devikot intersection, police set up a blockade.

However, despite officers’ efforts to halt them, the youths driving the Swift car broke through the blockade and continued towards Barmer at approximately 130 km/hour. They eventually turned into Devikot town where they tragically collided with a mother and son.

The victims have been identified as Menkala (34) and her 11-year-old son Manish; both lost their lives instantly when struck by the speeding vehicle. The impact was so forceful that it caused the Swift car to slide about 20 feet before coming to a stop.

Roshan (21), son of Manohar Khan, resident of Akal along with Bhavani Singh were injured in this horrific accident. Despite being rushed to Jawahar Hospital in Jaisalmer for treatment, both succumbed to their injuries later on. Raju Singh Sisodia (31), son of Ridmal Singh from Ashayach village and Leelu Singh (26), son of Deen Singh Chauhan from Akal village also suffered severe injuries during this incident.

The two deceased youths were seated in rear seats of ​​the car during impact. It has come to light that Roshan Khan had recorded a video prior to this tragedy, which was shared on Instagram. The video clearly shows a young man sitting in the front of the car consuming alcohol. Authorities have confirmed that he was indeed under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Police have disclosed that Menkala and her family are originally from Nepal but had been residing in Devikot town for the past three years. Following this devastating incident, their bodies have been placed in the mortuary. Two minor children who were present in a pickup truck filled with pomegranates also sustained injuries; however, they are currently out of danger and receiving treatment.

First published: January 6, 2024