29/10/2017 10:35 AM IST | Updated 29/10/2017 12:21 PM IST

UP Minister's Convoy Runs Over 8-Year-Old Boy But Does Not Stop

"A vehicle from Om Prakash Rajbhar's convoy hit him and he died on the spot."

Jim Jurica

GONDA, Uttar Pradesh -- An eight-year old boy died after he was allegedly hit by a car in the convoy of an Uttar Pradesh minister, Om Prakash Rajbhar, along the Colonelganj-Paraspur route in Gonda district on Saturday.

The boy was playing along the footpath late in the evening, when the minister's convoy drove over him.

The minister's convoy, reportedly, didn't stop after this incident.

The villagers laid the body of the child on the road in protest.

"A vehicle from Om Prakash Rajbhar's convoy hit him and he died on the spot. We have registered an FIR," said Vishwanath, the father of the victim.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the kin of the deceased.

Besides announcing the compensation, the chief minister directed the DGP to submit a detailed report and initiate strict action against those responsible for the incident.

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