Jahangirabad (Bulandshahr): Five Kanwariyas were killed while four were critically injured when a car hit them near the Toli police picket on the Anoopshahr-Bulandshahr road on Saturday night. The injured have been admitted in the district hospital. The police have arrested the driver who was in an inebriated condition.

All the Kanwariyas were residents of Mirzapur Niloni in Gautam Budh Nagar of Noida.

According to the sources, the Kanwariyas were going to Bulandshahr after filling Ganga water from Anoopshahr. Suddenly a car hit one of them from behind. The driver panicked and in order to escape from the spot, sped the car and ran over eight more Kanwariyas. However, he was arrested by the police.

Station In-charge Naresh Kumar said, “We have arrested the drunken driver who is a resident of Jahangirabad in UP.”

(JPN/Bureau)