Mob kills accident victim mistaking him for Dera chief

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Nagpur, May 9 (UNI) In a bizarre incident, an accident victim was killed by an angry mob who mistook him for Dera Saccha Sauda sect's chief Baba Ram Rahim and pelted stones at the vehicle taking him to hospital near Itankar Dhaba on Bhandara road.

Dinesh Sakharam Dhole and his cousin Prakash Dhole were returning to Nagpur from village Kharki in Bhandara after attending a marriage ceremony when their motorcycle was hit by a truck near Jayatambh Chowk in Mouda. Sakharam received serious injuries in the accident.

Dera Sacha Sauda members, passing by, noticed them and shifted them in the Tavera meant for carrying Baba Ram Rahim to take the injured to the hospital.

Members of the Sikh community had received information that the Dera Saccha Sauda sect Chief would travel through the road this afternoon in a Tavera.

However, Baba Ram Rahim had reportedly left for Delhi by a flight, which was not known to the agitating crowd, police said.

When at around 1300 hrs, the Tavera came, the mob blocked the road and started pelting stones at the vehicle. Sakharam, who was travelling in the vehicle, was seriously wounded. He was taken to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Central Avenue, where doctors declared him dead.

A case of murder has been registered at Mouda police station and further investigations was on, police added.

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