NEW DELHI, June 3 (TNS): A woman was killed on Saturday and three people, including her grandchildren, were injured when they were hit by a police jeep whose driver was trying to save a cow, Indian media quoting local police said.
The incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Harriya township took place when Usha Devi, 60, and the others were walking on the road.
The driver of the police’s Dial 100 jeep lost control of the vehicle in an effort to save a cow. Usha Devi was killed on the spot. Three people, including her two granddaughters aged two and four, were admitted to the district hospital, police said.
A case has been registered against the driver of the vehicle.
At least a dozen people, mostly Muslims, have been lynched to death by cow vigilant groups across India in recent weeks.