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Car rams over people sleeping on BRTS corridor killing mother and son

Ahmedabad: A woman and her two-year-old son sleeping on the BRTS corridor, were killed and four others injured when a car ran over them in Shivranjani area here, police said today.

The deceased were identified as Gunjan Chunara (30) and her toddler son Kishan.
The accused driver-- Kamlesh Tirgad-- has been arrested in connection with the incident that took place last night, police said.

"The mother-son duo was killed when a Swift DZire car driven by Tirgad ran over them when they were asleep on the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) corridor at Shivranjani cross road area in the city," Satellite police station officer Yakub Khan said.

Four others were injured in the accident and were taken to a nearby government hospital.
"When Tirgad was going to Shyamal cross road area from Shivranjani, he found that the main road was being repaired. Therefore, he took his car to the BRTS route, but ran over those sleeping on the track," Khan said.

According to the officer, the victims had slept on the BRTS route thinking that since the buses do not ply late night, other vehicles would also not enter the dedicated corridor.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is on, he said.

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