Ambedkar Nagar, UP:
A 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar district was killed on Friday in an accident after two men on a motorcycle pulled her stole (dupatta) while she was riding home from school on a bicycle with her friend. The girl lost her balance, fell to the ground, and was then hit by another motorcycle coming from behind. She died on the spot, police said.
The accident took place near Hirapur market in the Hanswar police station area of the district. Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media.
In the videos that are viral on social media, the girl can be seen riding her bicycle on a road alongside a friend. Two men on a bike then attempt to pull her stole, causing her to lose balance and crash to the ground. As she fell to the ground, another bike rammed her, resulting in severe head injuries and a broken jaw, leading to her death.
The three accused have been identified as Faisal, Shahbaz and Arbaaz, police said. The police filed a case and arrested the three yesterday after scanning CCTV footage of the area.
The three accused were being taken to a court today when they allegedly snatched a police rifle and tried to flee. Police fired in retaliation, hitting and injuring two. The third accused also got injured during their attempt to escape.
All three have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment, police said.