Sonepat, Jun 4 (UNI) A speeding jeep mowed down five tribals and injured four others adjacent to G TRoad in Kundli area in Haryana around last night.
The victims, belonging to Bagri Lohar caste, a roaming tribe, were sleeping on the roadside when the driver of a speeding jeep coming from Delhi-side reportedly lost control and ran over them.
The driver abandoned the jeep and fled.
While one Phoolo and her daughter Sharmila, Sher Singh and his son Tej Pal and a woman Mausham died on the spot, Phoolo's husband Sohan, Om Pal and his wife and a girl Sakina were injured.
On receiving information, Kundli and Highway police reached the spot and brought the injured and four bodies to local Civil hospital.
The body of the 12-year-old girl Sharmila was found lying in a ditch near the accident site this morning.
The police have seized the jeep and a case was registered at Kundli police station against the unidentified driver.
Deputy Commissioner, Ajit Balaji Joshi and SP Navdeed Singh Virk also visiedd the hospital.
The DC has announced Rs 50,000 each to the families of the deceased and Rs 10,000 each to the injured from the District Red Cross society.
The DC also assured the victims families that the administration would also process the cases of the deceased under Rajiv Gandhi Bema Yojna for exGratia payment .
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