Political Leader’s Bus Runs Over 10 Year Old

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Chandigarh:  Protests broke out near Punjab’s Ferozepur district today after a 10-year-old girl was allegedly run over by a bus owned by senior Akali Dal leader Hardeep Singh popularly known as Dimpy Dhillon.

Gurpreet Kaur, resident of Maujgarh village, was crossing the road when the speeding bus hit her on Thursday, said an eyewitness.

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Police have registered a case against the driver and seized the bus after hundreds of protesters gathered on the spot and blocked the Amritsar-Zira highway.

On December 11, a 14-year-old girl was killed in a similar incident in Muktsar.

In May, the ruling Badal family had been drawn into a similar controversy after a teenage girl was molested and pushed off a moving bus owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s Orbit company.

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