Mob torches van after accident

Cuttack: Angry people torched a van in front of a public school here when the vehicle hit a minor girl who sustained serious injuries, the police said today.

The driver of the vehicle and another occupant in it were drunk and they were also carrying ten barrels of country liquor yesterday, the police said.

The girl, identified as Simran, was hit by the vehicle yesterday and she fell into a drain and injured her head, sources said.

She was admitted to a local hospital. Soon the locals beat up the driver and finding that the duo drunk and carrying illicit liquor, they set the van on fire.