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Speeding truck kills student

Raiganj: A Class The driver managed to flee from the scene. However, locals picked up Amir Hossain, the driver’s helper, and beat him up. He is being treated at Raiganj Government Medical College & Hospital for serious injuries.

The angry mob also destroyed the truck. Sadness and tension reigned in the place. The agitated locals demanded that the movement of sand-laden trucks be stopped at the spot.

It is reported that Chumki Barman was a class XII student of Maharajahat Uchcha Vidyalaya. She was a resident of the village of Runia. On Thursday morning, she was cycling on her way to tuition when she was hit by a sand-laden truck from behind near Najirpur, killing her on the spot.

Rabin Barman, maternal uncle of the deceased, said: “To evade the police, many sand-laden trucks pass through our locality. This truck was traveling at high speed. We demand that the police take immediate steps to stop the movement of trucks in our area.”

Biswasroy Sarkar, IC Raiganj police station, said, “The driver of the truck escaped. We have started an investigation. The driver will be arrested soon.”

Incidentally, on June 1, two students were run over by a sand-laden truck at Binnabari in North Dinajpur district.