Kolkata: In a tragic incident, a 5-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a speeding Tata Magic.
Police said the victim Subhadip Banerjee (5) was trying to cross the road near Ushagram area of Asansol when the vehicle hit him.
Locals rushed the victim to a hospital in Asansol after the incident. The doctors declared him brought dead.
The incident took place in Nabinpally area near Ushagram under Asansol South police station.
According to police, the victim came to the tea stall owned by his grandfather.
An eyewitness told the police that a Tata Magic was running at a high speed along the road when it
hit the boy.
He also told the police that the wind screen of vehicle was broken before it hit the boy.
Police suspect that the vehicle might have been involved in another accident as a result of which the driver was overspeeding.
The driver fled the spot along with the vehicle immediately after the accident.
The victim received serious injuries on various parts of his body.
The locals staged a protest demonstration immediately after the accident.
They alleged that the vehicles often overspeed through the area leading to road accidents.
Despite the 'Safe Drive, Save life' campaign, the district police has failed to check road accidents due to lack of surveillance.
The incident led to traffic congestion in the area for sometime.
Senior police officers from the district later reached the spot and brought the situation under control.
The agitation was lifted following the intervention of the senior police officers.
Traffic movement became normal after intervention. Police are conducting raids to nab the driver.
A detailed probe has been initiated in this regard.