22-year-old youth falls victim to rash driving, dies on NH-6
KOLKATA: A 22-year-old youth was killed on National Highway 6 after his motorcycle got hit by a speeding vehicle from behind.
The incident sparked tension at Chowringhee in Panskura on Sunday evening. According to locals, the victim Seikh Azgar was returning home after work when a speeding car hit his motorcycle. Azgar fell on the road and received serious injuries on various parts of his body.
An irate mob ransacked a police vehicle and gheraoed the policemen when they reached the spot following the accident. Locals rescued the victim and took him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced brought dead.
The victim was a resident of ward number 5 under Panskura municipality.
The driver of the car fled the spot along with the vehicle. Locals staged a protest demonstration at the accident site on National Highway 6 against rash driving. They alleged that vehicle plying through the area often flout traffic norms. Despite repeated pleas from the locals, police have failed to take any step against offending vehicles.
The locals alleged that although the Chief Minister has launched 'Safe Drive, Save Life' campaign to spread awareness amongst people, police have so far failed to take stringent actions against the vehicles flouting traffic norms.
The protest demonstration of the locals caused traffic congestion on National Highway 6 for quite some time. Senior police officers rushed to the spot and assured that a vigil would be conducted to crack down on errant vehicles. The demonstration was later lifted and the traffic movement was restored.