Legislator’s son arrested for killing pavement dwellers

April 26th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) The teenage son of Samajwadi Party legislator Shadaad Fatima was arrested Saturday for crushing three people to death under his car and injuring five others in this Uttar Pradesh capital. Kaasif Abbas, 17, allegedly ran over the people when they were asleep on the pavement Friday midnight in Lucknow. He was arrested and produced before a court.

Three of the five injured are in critical condition.

Abbas, driving a Tata Safari sports utility vehicle, was in an inebriated state when he knocked down two motorcyclists before running his vehicle over people sleeping on the pavement across Clarks Awadh Hotel in Hazratganj area, eyewitnesses told police.

The motorcyclists were discharged from a hospital after first-aid.

Fatima is a legislator of the opposition Samajwadi Party from eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district.

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