'Is this reality of prohibition?': Rahul says Nitish 'protecting' BJP leader accused of running over, killing 9 kids

 New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of protecting a BJP leader, who "killed" nine innocent children under the influence of liquor, and said the truth of prohibition in the state stands exposed.

"In ' drug-free' Bihar, a BJP leader under the influence of liquor kills nine innocent children. Nitish ji, is this the truth of your prohibition?

"The voice of your inner conscience is saving whom — the accused BJP leader or the truth of liquor in Bihar?" he said on Twitter.

At least nine children were killed and about 20 injured when a speeding Bolero SUV ploughed through them outside a government school on the outskirts of Muzaffarpur town on 24 February.

The tragedy occurred near the government-run Dharmpur Middle School in Minapur police station area, about 10 km from district headquarter town of Muzaffarpur when the children were returning home.

Nitish Kumar had ordered a "speedy probe and tough action against the guilty driver".

The vehicle belonged to a BJP leader from the adjoining Sitamarhi district, police said.

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Updated Date: Feb 26, 2018 23:20:50 IST

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