Two women, both sisters, were killed after they were hit by a car deliberately when they objected to the attempts of molestation of the daughter of one of the women by the driver.

The incident took place in the city Kotwali area of Bulandshahr district on Tuesday morning. Two other family members sustained injuries in the incident while the main accused have been arrested by the police.

An FIR was lodged by the family members of the deceased on Tuesday morning against three persons of the village for intentionally attacking four members of the family when they protested the molestation bid which claimed the lives of two women and injured two.

The angry family members and family friends jammed the road near Bhood chauraha by placing the dead bodies of the mother of the girl, Urmila (42) and her aunt Santo Devi (38) on the road. They were demanding tough action against the accused charging them of molestation and murder. They even claimed that a group of villagers was also involved in the fatal attack.

“Earlier, on Monday night, the family had lodged a complaint of an accident but on Tuesday morning they claimed that they were attacked on objecting to molestation. Henceforth, we have now added the charges of murder, attempt to murder and molestation,” said N Kolanchi, SSP Bulandshahr, adding that Nakul, the accused, told the police in his statement that the victims suddenly appeared in front of his car resulting in the accident.

Taking swift action, police have arrested the main accused Nakul of Nayagaon Chandpur while raids are being conducted to arrest the other two accused.

According to the family members, the accused molested their daughter on Monday night. When the family members objected to it then in a fit of rage the car-borne people hit four members of the family with their car near MMR Mall.

The injured were immediately rushed to the district hospital where Urmila and Santo died during treatment while the rest of the two survived the attack though sustaining injuries.

SP city of Bulandshahr Atul Kumar Srivastava told that an FIR of the accident was lodged on Monday night on the complaint of the family members in which two women died while two people were injured.

However,  on Tuesday morning they gave another complaint in which they claimed that the incident was a deliberate attack by a group of villagers as they objected to molestation.

“Investigations are going on and the charges would be probed minutely,” said the SP.