An eight years old school girl was crushed to death by a speeding jeep reportedly driven by the son of a Congress leader, on Chandigarh – Manali National Highway near Tarot village under Dhanotu police station of Mandi district.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sunder Nagar Dinesh Kumar said , “ The school girl Akshita crossing the road after alighting from a bus was hit by a speeding  Thar Jeep no HP- 31 E -1395 injuring her seriously on Thursday evening  ; she was taken to Ner Chowk Medical College but was referred to PGI Chandigarh , where she succumbed to injuries.”

As per a report “, The jeep was driven by Tushar Chauhan son of Naresh Chauhan, a Congress candidate from Nachan Assembly constituency during the 2022 Assembly Election and a case has been registered against him in the Dhanotu police station.”

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