4 persons including 2 cops dead in 2 separate accidents
Kolkata: Three persons including two policemen were killed in a road accident that took place under Arsa police station area on National Highway 32 on late Friday night.
In a separate accident, a youth who was glued to his mobile phone while walking along the railway track was run over by a speeding train in Hasbanad, North 24-Parganas, on Saturday morning.
The first accident took place when the policemen were carrying out patrolling at Arsa on National Highway 32 in Purulia.
The police jeep was parked by the side of the road with the victims standing near it. A trailer suddenly lost control and rammed into the police jeep killing three including two policemen.
The victims have been identified as Arup Chel who was an ASI, Ramnath Manato, a constable and the driver of the police jeep Anil Tamang.
Another police personnel who suffered critical injuries in the incident was rushed to Purulia District Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
The trailer had
overturned after hitting the police jeep which was badly damaged.
The driver of trailer fled the spot after the accident.
After being informed, senior police officers rushed to the spot and the bodies were sent for autopsy. Raids are being conducted to nab the driver.
In another tragic incident, a youth glued to his cell phone while walking along the railway track was run over by a local train in the Sealdah-Hasnabad section on Saturday morning.
Police said that the victim was walking towards Champapukur station from Bhavla when a Hasnabad-bound train hit him.
The locals said that the motorman of the train blew horn for several times but the victim was talking on the phone with his earphones on.
Police have recovered the earphone from the railway track.
Railway police later recovered the body and started a probe in this regard.