Rajasthan highway blocked over compensation for accident victims’ families
Jaipur: A highway in Rajasthan was blocked on Tuesday by villagers demanding compensation for the families of 11 people who were killed in an accident.
According to the police, the accident took place near Pratapgarh on Monday night when a speeding truck rammed into a marriage procession of over 100 people. The driver fled shortly after the mishap.
The victims belonged to the Chhoti Sadri village.
Anguished villagers have refused to collect the bodies and have blocked the National Highway 113 demanding for compensation.
In order to ease the blockade, an ex-gratia of Rs 1.75 lakh was announced for each of the victims’ families, said Pratapgarh Additional District Magistrate Hemendra Nagar.
Nineteen people were also injured, of which two were said to be critical, he added.