Kolkata: Two bikers have been killed and one injured in two separate road accidents in the state since Tuesday night.
The first incident took place on GT Road in Hooghly on Tuesday night when the victim, Prasenjit Nandi was returning home from his work place at around 9.30 pm on his motorcycle when a bus coming from the opposite direction hit him. He was a resident of Chinsurah of the same district.
Police said while returning home, the victim was knocked down by a Serampore bound private bus near Serampore rail bridge. He suffered critical injuries in his body. Following the incident, locals rescued the victim and rushed him to Serampore Walsh Hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead.
Locals managed to get hold of the bus driver. The incident led to traffic congestion on the GT Road in the morning. After being informed, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The traffic movement was resumed within an hour. Police have arrested the driver and seized the vehicle.
In another incident, a 35-year-old youth was killed after being hit by a truck on National Highway 41 in Talpukur area of Haldia in West Midnapore early Wednesday morning.
The victim, Rahul Das was going to Nandakumar from Haldia along with another person riding pillion in the wee hours of Wednesday when the bike rammed into a truck coming from behind.
Das was a resident of Kharagpur in West Midnapore. According to local sources, the truck remained parked on the roadside.
Local people rushed the two injured persons to the Haldia BC Roy Hospital where Das was declared brought dead while the other has been shifted to a private hospital in Kolkata as his condition deteriorated.
The incident triggered tension as locals staged a demonstration on the Haldia-Mecheda road alleging that trucks often remain parked on both sides of the road leading to road accidents during night.
Police said the bikers were riding their motorcycle at a high speed as a result they could not control it while taking a sharp turn.
A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot and took control over the situation. The demonstration was, however, lifted following the intervention of the senior police officers. Locals have been assured that the matter would be looked into.
Police are also investigating if the youth were drunk.