Five relatives of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput were among the six killed in a head-on collision between a truck and an SUV in Halsi area of Lakhisarai, Bihar, on Tuesday morning. Four others who were injured are being treated in Lakhisarai and Jamui hospitals.
Police said the accident took place at around 6.30 am when Rajput’s relatives were travelling from Patna to Jamui after attending the last rites of the sister of Haryana policy officer O P Singh, his brother-in-law. The deceased have been identified as Laljit Singh (brother-in-law of OP Singh), his two sons, Ram Chandra Singh and Amit Shekhar, daughter Baby Kumari and niece Anita Devi besides the SUV driver Pritam Kumar. Those injured are Prashant Kumar, Balmiki Singh, Balmukund Singh and Tonu Singh.
Halsi police station in-charge Awadhesh Kumar said, “A truck coming from the opposite direction rammed the SUV in which 10 people were travelling. The impact of the accident was such that six people died on the spot. The truck driver managed to flee the spot.”