Youths run over allegedly by actor/politicians’ cavalcade

Locals allege that Manoj Tiwari’s,Bhojpuri singer and SP candidate from Gorakhpur,cavalcade was involved in the accident that killed the boys.

Written by Agencies | Gorakhpur | Published: February 7, 2009 10:48:29 am

Two motorcyclists were run over by an unidentified car in Gorakhpur on Friday night,which locals alleged belonged to the cavalcade of Bhojpuri singer and SP candidate from Gorakhpur Manoj Tiwari.

According to police,the victims Rajkumar Gupta and Pintu of Sangrampur village were crushed by the speeding car near Jarlahi bridge here. The bodies of the duo were found by villagers soon after the accident.

Claiming that a car in the motorcade of Tiwari killed the two,angry villagers held a demonstration till 2:30 am and relented only after police assured them a fair inquiry into the incident.

Senior Superintendent of Police R K Srivastava said the identity of the vehicle has not been established yet but the investigation is on,adding the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Reacting to the allegations,Tiwari,the SP candidate from Gorakhpur Sadar Parliamentary seat,said “these allegations are baseless. This is a political conspiracy against my growing fame in Gorakhpur”.

“Everyone including the media has seen that during the roadshow,my car follows the police jeep. So if my car had caused the accident,it could have been stopped or media would have telecasted it,” he was quoted as telling TV channels.

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