Bikers Got Run Over By Car In Convoy After They Hit Woman, Fell: Brij Bhushan Singh's Son

Karan Bhushan Singh described the accident as "painful" and a "coincidence".

The BJP leader also refuted reports about his involvement in the accident

Gonda (Uttar Pradesh):

A day after two motorcyclists were killed in an accident involving the cavalcade of BJP's Kaiserganj candidate Karan Bhushan Singh, the leader on Thursday said the youngsters were run over by the car after they hit a woman and fell in its path.

Karan Singh, who is the son of sitting Kaiserganj MP and former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, said the two cousins - Rehan Khan (17) and Shehzad Khan (20) - on a motorcycle knocked into the woman when she suddenly appeared on the road.

They fell in the path of the SUV and got run over by the last car in his convoy, Karan Singh said while describing the accident as "painful" and a "coincidence".

According to the BJP leader, the two victims were his father Brij Bhushan's supporters.

Karan Singh said some of his party volunteers were present with the victim's family and also took part in their funeral.

On Wednesday, police had said that the driver of the SUV that hit the duo lost control of the vehicle and also hit Sita Devi (60) who was walking on the roadside.

The woman has since been discharged from the district hospital after treatment, hospital sources said.

The BJP leader said on Thursday that he found out about the accident when he reached Bahraich for a programme.

He said that he immediately told one of his contacts in Kaiserganj to go to the accident spot, following which the youngsters and the woman were taken to the hospital.

Refuting media reports about his involvement in the accident, Karan Bhushan said, "A different type of image is being created in a section of the media about the accident which is false and fabricated."

Police had taken the driver of the SUV into custody on Wednesday.

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