A chauffeur-driven luxury Porsche SUV, with at least four passengers on board, Saturday morning ran over two sadhus sleeping outside a temple, killing them on the spot. The incident took place near Kokilavan Shani temple in Mathura.
The vehicle is reportedly owned by Delhi-based real estate company Omaxe. While the driver, Jagat Singh, has been arrested, the police refused to divulge the identity of the other occupants of the car.
According to the police, the driver parked the vehicle outside the temple early in the morning. He along with the other four passengers then went to offer prayers inside the temple. They came out at around 5.30 am. While reversing the vehicle (DL 3C CC 3235), the driver ran over two sadhus who were sleeping there. Both the victims died on the spot.
“While one of the victims has been identified as Bal Krishna (70) from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, on the basis of the Aadhaar card found on his body, the other one is yet to be unidentified,” said SP City, Alok Priyardarshi.
The police initially claimed that it was Mahindra Scorpio car with UP registration number that had run over the sadhus. However, some locals informed the media that the vehicle had a Delhi registration plate.
Contacted, Chatha circle officer P K Singh informed that it has been confirmed that a car with registration number from Delhi had run over the sadhus. “The driver, Jagat Singh, has been arrested and we are investigating the matter,” he said, adding that the driver was alone in the car.