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August 11, 2017
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Boy killed after being hit by car in GT Road Rally

Boy killed after being hit by car in GT Road Rally

GUJRAT: A police car escorting the caravan of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif crushed  to death a nine year old boy near Lala Musa.

Identified as Ahmed Chughtai, the nine year old boy was hit by a vehicle of Elite Force of the Punjab police, according to preliminary reports. Father of the boy suffered a heart attack as he came to know about the death of his child in the road accident.

The man was being treated at the ICU of a local hospital.

According to Geo News,  the boy was killed in the accident as he watched the caravan along with hundreds of people who lined the route of the rally of former prime minister.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the child was not hit by any car that was part of the rally. He said another vehicle that was trying to be part of the carvan might have hit the boy.

Reacting to the accident, Maryam Nawaz Sharif posted a  message on Twitter:

“Extremely sad incident of death of a child being reported. Local leadership has been asked to reach out to & assist the family without delay,”

 

District Police Officer (DPO) Gujrat said the car involved in the accident has been spotted and the drive taken into custody.  Meanwhile, family and relatives of the victim held a protest demonstration on the GT Road and lamented that participants of the rally didn't stop even after the boy was run over.

Punjab chief minister takes notice

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of the boy , and extended sympathies to the bereaved family. He has taken notice of the incident and sought a reportfrom the DPO Gujrat. Sharif also issued orders for investigation into the incident. He said that the bereaved family would be provided justice.

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