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MP school bus mishap: DPS official among three arrested


 Indore : A DPS School official was among three persons arrested by police in connection with the death of four students in a road accident here on January 5 and were booked for culpable homicide.

The ghastly mishap occurred at the Kanadiya bypass when the speeding school bus rammed into a truck on Friday, killing four students and the bus driver, Rahul Sisodia.

A faulty speed governor device installed on the bus is suspected to be the cause behind the accident.

“Police yesterday arrested Delhi Public School (DPS) Transport Officer Chaitanya Kumawat, Suvidha Auto Gas director Neeraj Agnihotri and its staffer Jalaj Meshram,” Additional Superintendent of Police, Manoj Kumar Rai told PTI on Sunday.

The trio have been booked under the section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC over the malfunction of the speed governor installed in the ill-fated bus. The incident had occurred when Sisodia lost control of the bus, which broke the divider and entered a parallel lane, before colliding head-on with the truck.

Four students, aged between six and 12 years, and the bus driver died in the incident, while nine other students and the driver’s assistant were injured. Six of the injured students are in critical condition.