The body has been sent for postmortem and a case registered against the driver of the vehicle, police said. Ranjit, along with four other friends, was on his way to Haridwar to collect water from the Ganga river.
In a second accident, four Kanwarias (devotees of lord Shiva) were seriously injured when two of their bikes collided with a vehicle near Ghazipur village on the highway yesterday. The injured were identified as Nitin, Sonam, Neha and Sonia, all Delhi residents, the police said. They were rushed to Bharatpur Medical College in a serious condition.
Heavy security arrangements have been put in place for the smooth passage of Kawad yatra from the district. The District Magistrate GS Priyadarshi said here that 47 sector magistrates have been posted and 214 CCTV cameras were installed in sensitive areas.