During the return journey from Hindaun City in Karauli to Mehwa, a group of pilgrims traveling in an auto-rickshaw experienced a devastating collision with a Rajasthan Lok Parivahan Sewa bus. The impact resulted in the complete destruction of the auto-rickshaw, as reported by the police.
In a tragic incident that occurred in broad , a Rajasthan state transport bus collided with an auto-rickshaw in Dausa district, resulting in the loss of five lives, including that of a child, and leaving at least six others critically injured, according to the police.
The accident unfolded on the Mahwa-Hindaun Highway as passengers were returning from a visit to the Kaila Devi temple in Karauli to Mehwa via an auto-rickshaw. The Rajasthan Lok Parivahan Sewa bus collided with the auto-rickshaw, completely devastating it.
Upon receiving the distress call, the police arrived at the scene, and the injured individuals were rushed to the Mahwa district hospital. Tragically, doctors confirmed the fatalities of five victims, while four others in critical condition were referred to a higher medical facility in Jaipur.
The deceased have been identified as Mangti Jogi, 22, hailing from Gohandi village, along with his one-and-a-half-year-old son Priyanshu Jogi; Devkinandan Jogi, 36, a resident of Mahwa; Gulab Devi, 35, from Panna in Madhya Pradesh; and auto-rickshaw driver Aashik Ali, who was from Karauli.
Mahwa Circle officer Prem Bahadur reported that the bus driver fled the scene after the incident, prompting the police to seize the bus and initiate a search for the driver. A formal complaint has been lodged against the driver.
This incident follows another tragic road accident in Bharatpur on September 11, where six people lost their lives when their car collided with a private bus. Just two days later, on September 13, 11 pilgrims from Gujarat lost their lives in a road accident when a speeding truck crashed into a private bus in Bharatpur.
According to police data, between January 2022 and July 2023, a total of 1,234 lives were lost, and 2,024 individuals were injured in 2,283 road accidents. Among these incidents, 925 road accidents occurred within the Bharatpur range over a span of 19 months.