Five of the six deceased were the relatives of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, sources said. Rajput’s relationship with the family has not been ascertained yet, but reports state they are extended family.
The deceased have been identified as Laljit Singh (brother-in-law of OP Singh), his two sons Amit Shekhar alias Nemani Singh and Ram Chandra Singh. The others were identified as Baby Devi, Anita Devi and the driver Preetam Kumar.
The family was returning to their home at Bhandar village in Jamui district when their vehicle collided head on with a truck coming from the opposite direction.
IANS further quoted police sources saying, “the victims, including two women, were returning from Patna to Jamui after the cremation of Haryana Additional Director General of Police O.P. Singh’s sister.”
Lakhisarai superintendent of police (SP) Sushil Kumar said, “It was a massive collision between a truck and a Sumo [an SUV] in which ten persons were returning from Patna.” “Six persons including the driver of the Sumo were killed on the spot while four injured have been shifted to hospital in critical condition,” he added.
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