5 killed, 5 injured in three separate road accidents
Kolkata: Five persons were killed and five others have been injured in three separate road accidents in South Bengal districts on Sunday.
Among the deceased, there were two relatives of a councillor from Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).
The accident took place on National Highway 6 in Howrah's Uluberia on early Sunday morning where two persons were killed and three others injured.
According to police, one Pritam Saha, son-in-law of KMC councillor Bapi Ghosh, was returning home along with his wife, son and other family members when they met with a fatal road accident.
They were traveling in a car and Saha was driving the vehicle. The car rammed into a truck from behind at around 3.30 am on Sunday. Saha and his son Sivam who was on the front
seat of the car were declared brought dead by the doctors after they were taken to Uluberia Sub-divisional hospital. Pritam Saha was the son-in-law of the councillor.
Due to the intensity of the accident, Sivam went out of the car and fell on the road. Police suspect that the accident took place as the truck suddenly stopped on the road.
Police said the victims were returning home at Ultadanga from Kolaghat when the driver lost control over the vehicle and it hit the truck near Manasatala area under Uluberia police station.
Pritam's wife Satarupa, her mother Madhumita Ghosh who is also the wife of the councillor received injuries in the accident.
A teenager found to be Sivam's friend who was also travelling in the car sustained injuries in the accident.
An eyewitness told the police that the vehicle was at a high speed when the driver lost control and rammed into a truck.
Police and some locals rushed the victims to the hospital.
In a separate incident, two others identified as Sujit Chatterjee and Durga Das Dey were knocked down by a speeding car in Khamarberia area under Onda police station in Bankura.
They were pronounced brought dead after being taken to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital. Police said Chatterjee was riding a scooter while Dey was on his bicycle when they were hit by the car one
after the other.
They received multiple injuries on their bodies. The driver fled the spot leaving the vehicle there immediately after the accident.
Police suspect that the driver was in a drunken state when the accident happened.
The third accident took place in South 24-Parganas' Baruipur when a speeding truck smashed a 30-year-old woman,
Jahanara Bibi near Sitakundu Bazar on Baruipur-Champahati road under Baruipur police station.
The victim was a resident of Kalikapur area. She was trying to cross the road on Sunday morning when the incident happened.
Locals staged a protest demonstration in the area alleging the rash driving of the vehicles.
The body of the woman has been sent for the postmortem examination.
Police are conducting raids to nab the driver who fled the spot along with the vehicle.