Minister’s car flees after hitting a manThirty-year-old Bachu Tamang was rescued by witnesses and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A car carrying Minister for Urban Development Prabhu Sah hit a person before fleeing the scene in Hariwan, Sarlahi district, on Saturday.
Police confirmed the incident in which Bachu Tamang of Lalbandi Municipality was hit by the minister’s car.
“We have confirmed that the car that hit Tamang was carrying Minister Prabhu Sah. The car did not stop after the accident,” Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh Rathore said. “We have notified the higher authorities about the incident.”
Thirty-year-old Tamang was rescued by witnesses and taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be normal.
Prajwal Dhungana, who witnessed the accident, said the minister’s car was heading east on the highway when it hit Tamang.
“The car didn’t stop after the accident. Accidents happen but that does not mean that the occupants of the vehicle involved in the accident should leave the victim on the roadside. And this was a minister’s car with the minister travelling in it,” said Dhungana.