Governor seeks report on Jaipur tunnel accident, driver arrested in MP

Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva sought a report from the state government over an accident in a tunnel here two days ago in which passers-by ignored a man's pleas for help after a truck mowed down his wife and infant daughter, officials said. The accident in Jaipur occurred in the kilometre-long Ghat Ki Guni tunnel Sunday. Guddi Devi and her eight-month-old daughter Arushi were killed when a truck knocked them off the motorcycle they were riding pillion on and mowed them down. Her husband and son had a miraculous escape. The governor expressed condolences to Kanhaiya Lal Raiger, the motorcyclist who lost his 26-year-old wife, Guddi, and six-month-old daughter, Arushi, in the accident. The woman and her kid were run over by a truck that hit their motorbike from behind on Sunday afternoon. In her message, Alva vividly recalled the people’s chilling indifference for the accident victims
Meanwhile police on Tuesday arrested the trucker involved in mowing down a 26-year-old woman and her infant daughter inside the Ghat Ki Guni tunnel on Sunday. The driver has been identified as Heera Lal, a resident of UP’s Bareilly area who worked for a Haryana-based transport company. Police said the truck was intercepted near Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. MP police informed their Rajasthan counterpart immediately.