Man dies after being hit by legislator’s car in Uttar Pradesh

April 10th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) A man was killed and his wife injured Friday when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by the car of a Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district, police said.
“The accident took place today (Friday) in the Dholvan locality in Mau, when the legislator Sanatan Pandey’s car, being driven by his chauffeur Praveen Kumar, hit the motorcycle along the Mau-Ballia route,” police inspector Devendra Singh told IANS over telephone.

According to the police, the legislator was in the car at the time of the accident.

Police have registered a case against the driver, but are yet to arrest him.

“We have initiated an inquiry into the case and will take necessary action on the completion of the inquiry,” said Singh.

The injured woman is being treated at the district hospital in Mau, police said.

Meanwhile, the legislator’s car has been seized, police said.

Mau is some 300 km from Lucknow.

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