Lucknow: Drunk man rams car into night shelter, 4 killed, 8 injured

In a horrifying hit and run case, a car ran over dozens of people who were sleeping in a makeshift shelter home killing 4 and injuring 8 others in Lucknow's Dalibagh.

Lucknow: Drunk man rams car into night shelter, 4 killed, 8 injured

In a horrifying hit and run case, a car ran over dozens of people who were sleeping in a makeshift shelter home killing 4 and injuring 8 others in Lucknow's Dalibagh.

The incident took place on Saturday night at around 1.30 am when around 80 labourers were sleeping in the night shelter. The two occupants of the car were drunk and have been arrested, said police.

Two youth Ayush Rawat and Nikhil Arora were overpowered by local residents and handed over to Hazratganj police. Ayush is son of a former MLA and stays at Vishal Khand, Gomtinagar. Nikhil is a son of a businessman and stays in an apartment in Gomtinagar. Both of them are close friends and often hang out together.


Around 1.15am owner of the car Nikhil was heading back home from Dalibagh when he ran inside the shelter home. The car mowed down people who were sleeping. As he tried to reverse the car, more people were injured

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Since the condition of four is reportedly critical, they have been referred to the trauma centre.