Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Four persons including a police head constable were injured after a speeding car rammed into a Durga idol immersion procession in Bhopal's Bajaria police station area late Saturday night , police officials said on Sunday.
Police have arrested the driver and seized the car, a senior police officer said.
In-charge of Bajaria police station Umesh Yadav said the incident occurred on the road outside the Bhopal railway station when the procession was moving forward.
Three persons were injured and one of them sustained serious injuries and undergoing treatment at a hospital, he said.
The car also hit an on-duty police head constable, who sustained minor injuries to his leg, he said.
Yadav said after the car rammed into the procession people started shouting to get hold of the car driver, who panicked and fled by reversing the car speedily. He said a case was registered.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Irshad Wali told reporters on Sunday afternoon that the car involved in the incident was seized and its driver arrested.
The driver's interrogation is underway, he said but refused to elaborate.
Wali said the injured person, undergoing treatment at a hospital, is out of danger and stable. He sustained injuries that are not serious, Wali said citing a hospital doctor.
Meanwhile, a video of the incident shows a car is being reversed speedily while the people are seen trying to save themselves by moving away from the path of the vehicle.
One of the injured persons, Chaturanan Sahu (26), said a grey car crashed into the procession of the Chandbarh Durga Utsav when it reached near Gupta tea stall outside the Bhopal railway station.
"Two persons were travelling in that car which crashed into the procession and again hit the people while reversing," he claimed.
This is second such attack in recent times.
One person was killed and 16 were injured when the SUV ran into a religious procession at Pathalgaon in Jashpur district on Friday afternoon, according to local police. The incident took place when residents of Bazarpara locality took out the march for the immersion of Goddess Durga idols.