One NVF jawan killed, 20 injured in two separate road accidents
Kolkata: One National Volunteer Force (NVF) jawan was killed and as many as 20 pers ons including five police personnel were injured in two separate road accidents in the state.
NVF jawan, identified as Taher Hossain was killed and five police personnel have been injured when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a truck parked on National Highway 31 on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place in Tinmail area under Chopra police station in North Dinajpur at around 5 am.
According to police, the victim was sitting in front next to the driver. The injured were rushed to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital where the injured policemen have been undergoing treatment.
According to the hospital sources, some of them sustained serious injuries in the accident and their conditions are stated to be serious.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that the driver could not see the stationery vehicle due to fog in the wee hours of Tuesday. Locals heard a loud thud. After reaching the spot, they found the vehicle in a damaged condition and the police personnel including the NVF employees were lying in a pool of blood.
They found that five police personnel and one NVF jawan were wreathing in pain. The locals rescued the injured victims and sent them to hospital.
The deceased along with the police personnel were returning to the police station after carrying out night patrolling. Police have started a probe in this regard. They are also investigating if the driver had fallen asleep at the time of the accident.
In another incident, 15 persons including a pregnant woman were injured when a private bus they were travelling in overturned on Sherpur-Jaypur road under Khargram police station in Murshidabad.
The incident took place near Bautipara area. Injured persons were rushed to Khargram primary health centre. Two persons were shifted to Berhampur Hospital while three persons have been transferred to Kandi Sub-divisional Hospital as their heath conditions deteriorated. Police said the driver lost control.