Girl crushed to death by oil tanker, driver held

Indore : A girl studying in 11th class was killed when a speeding oil tanker hit her bicycle and ran her over. She died on the spot. The tanker driver tried to flee but was eventually nabbed and thrashed by the angry mob. They also vandalised the tanker. Police reached the spot and arrested the accused.

According to Chatripura police, Vaishali Pal, 17, a resident of Rambalram Nagar was going to her coaching class by bicycle at around 8 am on Friday. As the girl reached Gangwal Bus Stand, a tanker coming from behind hit her. She fell on the road and came under the tyre of the tanker. A huge crowd gathered at the site.

The tanker driver, Santosh, tried to escape but was eventually caught near Rajmohalla. The mob thrashed him badly and vandalised the tanker with stones. Police arrived and arrested the driver.

Vaishali was a studious girl and studied in Malav Kanya school. Her father, Raju Pal, works at a timber mart at Dhar road. Although poor, he wanted his daughter to come forward through education. So, he used to send her to coaching class also. But the heart wrenching incident shattered all the hopes.

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