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Uttar Pradesh: Groom, Out On ‘Dowry’ Car Test Drive, Allegedly Rams Into Aunt

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Marriage celebrations in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah turned into tragedy after the groom allegedly rammed his new car into some guests at the venue.

It was reported that the bridegroom crushed his aunt and four other relatives while test driving the new car that had been gifted to him.

Groom takes ‘dowry’ car on test drive, rams into guests

The incident was reported from Akbarpur village in Etawah, where the ’tilak’ ceremony of 24-year-old Arun Kumar was underway. According to reports, Arun – a PAC jawan was handed over the keys to his new car, gifted to him by the bride’s family.

Soon after, he decided to test drive the new car even though he did not reportedly know how to drive.

He turned on the engine of the car and instead of applying brakes, pressed the accelerator, ramming the car into relatives standing nearby.

A 35-year-old woman, identified as Sarla Devi was crushed to death in the incident, while four others suffered grave injuries. A 10-year-old girl is among those injured and admitted to the hospital.

Station house officer, Ekdil, Ranvijay Singh said: “We have taken the accused into custody. Once we receive a complaint, we will charge the accused with causing death by negligence, rash driving and other offences.”


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