Two killed in two separate accidents in city
Two persons were killed in two separate road accidents in the city.
Tension ran high on BT road near Paikpara area following a road accident in which a youth was killed.
Local residents alleged that the accident happened when two private buses were racing against each other.
The victim, Amit Sahu who was riding on his motorcycle fell on the ground after losing his balance and was run over by a speeding bus which was trying to overtake another bus on their way to Shyambazar.
Following the accident, the local residents staged demonstration on the BT road demanding action against the buses which often flout traffic norms. The local people said that the victim who was wearing a helmet was crushed under the wheels of a bus.
The victim was declared dead after being taken to a hospital. The incident had spread tension in the locality.
The incident had led to huge traffic jam in the area. Later, police brought the situation under control.
Police have started a probe and conducting a search to nab the driver of the offending vehicle.
In another accident, a 50-year-old man was killed in the city on Saturday. Police said that the victim, Bhagaban Das Sethhi, a resident of Purba Panchannagram was walking along the EM Bypass when he was hit by a speeding truck.
The incident occurred on Saturday morning at Panchannagram area when the vehicle lost control and knocked him down.
The victim received severe injuries on his body. The local people rushed to the spot and took the victim to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where he was pronounced brought dead by the doctors.
The local people managed to catch the driver of the vehicle who was later handed over to police on their arrival.
Police said a Science City bound truck was on its way to Science City from Ruby crossing when the driver lost control over the vehicle as it was at a top speed and hit the victim. Police have initiated an investigation.