The incident took place on National Highway number 333 in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district on Tuesday morning. Six members of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family was killed in an accident while returning from a relative’s funeral. Four were seriously injured in the incident and have been rushed to a nearby hospital.
The tragedy happened at around 6:10 am on Sheikhpura-Sikandra road in Pipra village of Lakhisarai district.
As per a report in Hindustan Times, the accident happened after the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck. The family was coming back from the funeral of Geeta Devi, the sister of senior Haryana police officer OP Singh. OP Singh is the brother-in-law of Sushant Singh Rajput who died on June 14, 2020.
Lakhisarai superintendent of police (SP) Sushil Kumar confirmed the news saying, “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 a hospital in critical condition,”
The deceased were recognized as Laljit Singh (brother-in-law of OP Singh), his two sons Amit Shekhar, Ram Chandra Singh, Baby Devi, Anita Devi and driver Preetam Kumar.