The boy had died on the spot.
The accident occurred along the Colonelganj-Paraspur route when the minor, Shiva Goswami, was playing near the footpath late on Saturday evening. I came to know about the accident quite later and hence question of not stopping there immediately does not arise. "I spoke to minister Om Prakash Rajbhar today and he assured all help in the investigation".
Vishwanath, father of the victim, alleged that after hitting the boy, "the minister sped away".
Rajbhar is from the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the BJP in UP.
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Sources in the police said that they have not registered a case in this matter as they have not received a formal complaint in this matter and would receive a complaint as soon as anyone approaches them with a complaint.
"I was informed about the incident after my cavalcade covered over 50 kilometres from the spot". While the importance of safe driving can not be undermined, the other side of the truth is also that people in small towns and villages are often careless about moving around near the roads. A probe has been ordered into the incident. They were later convinced by the police to lift the blockade. The vehicle which hit the boy was not part of my cavalcade.
Police said the minister's cavalcade was passing through Colonelganj area on Saturday. It will be clear in probe. The minister's convoy, reportedly, didn't stop after this incident.
The incident comes days after the convoy of another Uttar Pradesh minister Jai Kumar Singh drove over the farmland of a farmer in Jalaun district, destroying his crops and offered a paltry compensation of Rs 4,000 in return.