Three Arrested in Haryana Bus Tragedy: Principal and Drunk Driver Among Those Held for Fatal Accident

The unfortunate incident occurred near Unhani village in Kanina around 8:30 am on Thursday when a bus carrying 40 children veered out of control

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In a tragic incident in Mahendragarh, Haryana, the police have apprehended three individuals in connection with a devastating road accident that claimed the lives of six children. Among those arrested are the principal of the school and the driver of the private bus transporting the victims.

The unfortunate incident occurred near Unhani village in Kanina around 8:30 am on Thursday when a bus carrying 40 children veered out of control, crashing into a tree and overturning. The deceased youngsters have been identified as Satyam, Yuvraj, Vansh, Ricky, Anshu, and Yakush.

Here are ten key points detailing the Haryana bus tragedy:

  1. The police investigation revealed that the driver, Dharmender, was driving recklessly before the accident, ultimately losing control of the vehicle. Twenty children sustained injuries in the collision.
  2. Dharmender was found to be under the influence of alcohol, as confirmed by a medical examination. He was promptly arrested at the accident site.
  3. Principal Deepti and school official Hoshiar Singh were also arrested in connection with the incident.
  4. Concerned parents from Kheri village had previously confiscated the bus key from the driver and reported the matter to the principal. Despite assurances of a driver change, the key was returned, and the tragic journey resumed.
  5. Eyewitness accounts from students corroborate claims of the driver’s reckless behavior, with reports of speeding and threats towards passengers.
  6. The absence of a bus attendant exacerbated the situation, with two of the deceased children belonging to the same family.
  7. Haryana’s Education Minister, Seema Trikha, demanded an explanation from the school authorities regarding the students’ presence on what was supposed to be a holiday due to Eid.
  8. The transport minister disclosed previous fines levied against the bus for lacking necessary documentation, prompting administrative actions within the Mahendragarh district.
  9. Legal proceedings have been initiated under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act.
  10. National leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, expressed condolences over the tragic loss of young lives, joined by political figures from across party lines.

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