Minor hit by car in UP minister's fleet, dies; CM announces Rs 5L ex gratia

Minor hit by car in UP minister's fleet, dies; CM announces Rs 5L ex gratia

A minor boy was killed after being hit by a vehicle in the motorcade of a Uttar Pradesh minister near Colonelganj in Gonda district on Saturday.

Police said the minister's cavalcade was passing through Colonelganj area when the boy was knocked down by one of the vehicles in the fleet. He died on way to hospital.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased. He also directed the Director General of Police to submit a detailed report and initiate strict action against those responsible for the accident.

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