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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

One railway employee killed, another injured in road accident

Malda, 2 March, 2015: A railway employee was killed and another was seriously injured when a goods laden lorry hit a two-wheeler the duo was traveling by this evening at Jhaljhalia area in English Bazaar police station. Enraged by the accident the locals ransacked the lorry and nearly lynched the lorry driver. The injured lorry driver was admitted to Ghani Khan Choudhury railway hospital.

The dead railway employee was identified as Arabinda Sarkar, 26 from Habibpur while the injured was Pankaj Khan, 46 from Kanchrapara area in North 24 Paraganas and they were working as carriage staff at Malda railway division.

Agitated mob ransacking the lorry after the accident at Jhaljhalia on Monday evening (Photo: Sudip Roy Choudhury)

It has been learnt from the eye-witnesses that the duo were going by a two-wheeler to get some papers photocopied. The lorry rushing towards Kotowali lost control in a bid to overtake the two-wheeler. As the lorry hit the motorcycle, Sarkar died on spot while Khan was injured in a serious condition.

Immediately the excited mob stopped the lorry and dragged out the driver. The lorry was ransacked and the driver was beaten heavily.

Injured Pankaj Khan at railway hospital (Photo: Sudip Roy Choudhury)

Inspector in charge of English Bazaar police station Dilip Karmakar said that police hurriedly reached the spot and arrested the driver. The driver was sent to MMCH for treatment. The injured railway employee was admitted to railway hospital.

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