Kanwar yatra: One pilgrim killed, four injured in two separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar (UP): A Kanwaria was killed and 4 injured in two separate accidents in the district, police said on Wednesday. Ranjit, 27-year-old Delhi resident, was run-over by a vehicle near Bhensi village on Delhi-Haridwar Highway on Tuesday.

The body has been sent for postmortem and a case registered against a driver of the vehicle, police said.

Ranjit along with four other friends was on his way to Haridwar to collect Ganga water.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

In a second accident, four Kanwarias (devotees of lord Shiva) were seriously injured when their two bikes collided with a vehicle near Ghazipur village on the highway on Tuesday.

The injured were identified as Nitin, Sonam, Neha and Sonia, all Delhi residents, police said.

They were rushed to Bharatpur medical college in serious condition.

Heavy security arrangements have been put in place for the smooth passage of Kanwar yatra from the district.

The District Magistrate GS Priyadarshi said here that 47 sector magistrates have been posted and 214 CCTV cameras installed along sensitive places.


Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 15:17 PM

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