Two Madhyamik examinees killed, one injured in Nadia
Kolkata: Debagram in Nadia turned into a battlefield on Monday following a road accident in which two Madhyamik examinee were killed while another sustained critical injuries after the bike they were riding was hit by a speeding truck.
Some police personnel were also injured when an irate mob pelted stoned at them.
Police had resorted to lathi charge to disperse the mob.
According to police, the victims were for Madhyamik exam when the accident took place. A mob put up a roadblockade in the area after the accident on National Highway 34.
A clash broke out between locals and the policemen when the latter tried to lift the road blockade.
The mob also staged a demonstration in front of the senior police officers of the district who reached the spot following the accident.
Locals also gheraoed the senior police officers who tried to convince the protestors to lift the block.
The victims are Najima Khatun and Masuda Khatun. They were going to the examination centre on a bike along with Sahidul Seikh who was riding the bike.
Seikh sustained critical injuries in the accident.
The deceased were the residents of Mirjapur area under Kaligunge police station in Nadia.
They were the students of Masuda Panighata Umadas Smriti Uchhya Vidyalay.
They were going to the examination centre at SA Vidyapith in Debagram.
The two girls were crushed under the wheels of the speeding truck while the other suffered injuries.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. A clash broke out between the locals and police when the latter reached the spot to recover the bodies.
Locals also attacked the cops and ransacked a police vehicle. The incident triggered tension among locals. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to pacify the mob.
As the situation was going beyond control, police had resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the mob which further complicated the issue.
Rapid Action Force jawans were deployed to bring the situation under control.
Locals said that a youth along with two students were riding on a motorcycle when a speeding truck lost control and hit them on NH 34.
It was learnt that the two pillion riders were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
A huge contingent of police later brought the situation under control. A police picket has been set up in the area.
Police are conducting raids to nab the truck driver who fled the spot along with the vehicle immediately
after the accident.