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Two killed after Fortuner in convoy of Brij Bhushan Singh’s son, BJP candidate, hits bike

Two young men, aged 17 and 24, died when an SUV that was part of the convoy of BJP candidate Karan Bhushan Singh—son of incumbent MP Brij Bhushan Singh—hit their motorcycle in the Karnalganj police station area of Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district.

The dead have been identified as Shehzad Khan (24) and Rehan Khan (17). After the accident, the SUV driver allegedly fled the scene leaving the vehicle behind.

The police have seized the SUV and arrested its driver, Lavkush Srivastava.

People staged a protest at the hospital where the injured motorcyclists and the elderly woman were taken, demanding action.

Footages show the SUV with “police escort” written on the rear windscreen, suggesting it is part of a VIP convoy.

According to NDTV, the car’s number is UP32HW1800 and it is said to be registered in the name of Nandini Nagar educational institute run by Brij Bhushan Singh’s family.

The FIR states that the complainant Chanda Begum said that her 17-year-old son Rehan and 24-year-old nephew Shehzad were riding a motorcycle to purchase medicines around 9 am today when a speeding SUV, coming from the opposite direction, hit their bike. Both were killed instantly. A 60-year-old woman named Sita Devi was injured in the incident and has been taken to the hospital.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, six-time MP and former wrestling boss, made national headlines last after the country’s top wrestlers accused of sexually harassing women wrestlers. Delhi court recently framed charges in the case against him.

Following allegations of sexual harassment, the BJP fielded Karan, his son and a wrestling administrator, in the constituency.

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