Bhopal: 5 kanwariyas have been critically injured after a truck rammed into a bunch of pilgrims in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, following which indignant folks set the car on hearth, police mentioned on Wednesday. The incident occurred close to Rithorakala village round 11 PM on Tuesday when a bunch of kanwariya pilgrims was getting back from Haridwar (on foot), mentioned Further Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ray Singh.
Quickly after the incident, native folks gathered on the spot, thrashed the truck driver, and set the car ablaze, he mentioned. Individuals additionally blocked the Morena-Bhind street for 2 hours after the incident.
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Two of the critically injured Kanwarias have been referred to Gwalior for additional remedy, the ASP mentioned. A case has been registered towards the truck driver and his car was impounded.
Kanwariyas are devotees of Lord Shiva who journey to pilgrimages locations like Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch the holy water of the Ganga river to pour it on numerous Shivalingas through the annual Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage.