Four people were killed and eight others have been injured after a car hit a night shelter in Lucknow's Dalibagh area.
Two accused have been detained by the police and three are still absconding. The two accused were held by the labourers living at the shelter.
As per sources, the duo held by police are sons of an ex-MLA and an industrialist. Initial investigation has revealed that the duo were drunk.
At the time of the accident, there were around 35 labourers in the night shelter.
Around 1.15am owner of the car Nikhil was heading back home from Dalibagh when he ran inside the shelter home. The car mowed down people who were sleeping. As he tried to reverse the car, more people were injured. Daily wage labourers and rickshaw pullers sleep in the shelter home which has been erected by an NGO.
Four identified as Prithvi Raj, Abdul, Nankau and Gokaran died almost immediately. Two more were critical and undergoing treatment.
Additional superintendent of Lucknow (east) Shivram Yadav said the medical test was conducted and alcohol, beyond permissible limits, was found inside the duo's bloodstreams. The two were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.