Three killed as car falls in Painganga River

Yavatmal: Controller of legal metrology department of Parbhani distric Dyaneshwar Gote, his wife Ratna Gote and their driver died after their car fell into the Painganga river on Friday afternoon. All three died on the spot and their bodies were fished out by a rescue team on Saturday afternoon.

Dyaneshwar was the younger brother of BJP MLA Anil Gote. The deceased were heading towards Parbhani when their car got hit by a speeding truck. The hit was so strong that the car fell off the bridge into the river located on the border of Hadgaon and Umerkhed.

The rescue team pulled out the car and the bodies. The bodies were beyond recognition, the identities were confirmed on the basis of the documents found in the car, informed Keshav Latpate, inspector in charge of the Hadgaon police station.

The bodies of the three was sent for post mortem at government hospital and the families were informed, said Latpate.