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Irate residents block Jamshedpur’s Marine Drive to protest child death

Jamshedpur, June 19: Irate residents of slums near Marine Drive blocked the road and started pelting stones on heavy vehicles to protest death of eight-year old boy who was hit by a car in Marine Drive on June 17 and died during treatment at Tata Main Hospital.  


The residents were demanding compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the deceased’s family, seizure of the car and arrest of the driver. 


People are not willing to lift the blockade till the filing of this report. Adminstration has deployed quick response team (QRT) of police. Locals claim that a car with a flag of BJP had dashed against the boy leading to critical injury and was also found Covid positive during test. The car was part of a carcade of a BJP leader.

Kadma police is trying to trace the car as the locals are not able to clearly tell the registration number of the car. 

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