Tractor with illegally mined stones hits bike, 2 students die

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Jaipur: Two students died on the spot, while another sustained serious injuries after a tractor carrying illegally mined stones hit their bike as they were returning home from school.The tragic incident took place near Gothda village in the Redvas Gram Panchayat of the Badliyasar police station in Bhilwara district on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Devraj, son of Bhagwan Jat, and Bhagchand, son of Devilal Jat, both residents of Baliakheda. Rahul, son of Sitaram Suthar, also a resident of Baliakheda, was injured and is currently receiving medical treatment. A police official said, "The bodies of the deceased have been kept at Kotadi Hospital for post-mortem."The incident has plunged the entire village into mourning, as both of the deceased children were the sole children of their respective families. This tragedy has also ignited anger among the villagers, who have long voiced concerns about the rampant illegal stone and gravel mining activities in the area. They are accusing tractor operators of recklessly speeding through the village streets without any consideration for safety.In the aftermath of the incident, villagers expressed their outrage and accused the government and local administration of turning a blind eye to the widespread illegal mining of stone and gravel in the region. They claimed that despite numerous complaints to the police, no action has been taken against the tractor operators who frequently engage in reckless driving through the village streets.We also published the following articles recently2 workers die in illegal coal mineTwo coal miners, Raju Rabha and Dhireswar Kachari, died in an illegal mine in Assams Tinsukia. The cause of death is suspected to be inhalation of poisonous gas. Rat hole mining, which is illegal, is prevalent in the area.Mining endangers wildlife, villagers income in Jawai hillsLeopards in the Jawai hills of Rajasthan are facing new threats due to mining activities near their habitat. Mining permits have been issued, causing concerns about increased human-animal conflicts. Local residents have demanded the cancellation of the permits, as it poses a threat to conservation efforts and wildlife tourism. The mining operations could potentially lead to unemployment and closure of businesses dependent on leopard tourism in the area. The permits have been issued against established procedures, and a memorandum has been submitted to address this issue.Man objects to illegal mining, thrashed in PklA man was allegedly thrashed by a group of people after he confronted them for engaging in illegal mining in Panchkula. The incident occurred when the man noticed the illegal mining activity and objected to it. The accused individuals assaulted him, but he managed to call for help and catch one of them. A case has been registered against the accused. Illegal mining poses a threat to wildlife and the livelihoods of villagers in the Jawai hills of Rajasthan. In Hisars Satrod Khurd village, 54 buildings, including a school, have been declared illegal by the Public Works Department.

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