On January 9, 2019, two pregnant women were killed and two others injured in an accident at an auto repair shop in Chennai, India.
The woman who was killed, Sajid Ahmed, was reportedly pregnant with his first child.
The second victim, Rizwan Jamshed, was a mother of three.
According to police, the accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. on January 10, 2019.
The victims were identified as Sarina Devi, 42, and Jagdeep, 43.
The auto repair firm where the accident took place, Lava Auto Repair, is owned by the same family that owns the Auto Service Centre, a small business located in the same area.
According the police, two men, one in his 20s and one in the 30s, were suspected to have committed the accident.
The two were apprehended soon after the accident and were reportedly driving a white car, a silver Hyundai, with a large amount of damage.
The police did not specify the exact reason for the accident, but said that they have no doubt that the vehicle was involved in the accident or had a faulty sensor.
The incident is being investigated by the Chennai police, and no further details have been released.
On January 10 and 11, a similar accident occurred at an industrial estate in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, India, where a woman was killed.
The same suspect in both incidents is believed to have fled the scene.
While the two women were not pregnant, they had been working at the same factory for several years, and their work conditions were not far from those of regular workers, who work long hours and take time off from work to have children.