One man and a 6 month old child died in a painful road accident near Kamarangagudi Overbridge, adjacent to Uttarkanya in Siliguri. The deceased has been identified as Pradeep Mandal (32).
It is known that on Wednesday night, Pradeep Mandal was heading towards Kavakhali from Ambikanagar on his bike along with his wife and child, around 9 pm, when a dumper near Kamarangagudi Overbridge lost its control and knocked the bike from the back. Pradeep Mandal died on the spot. At the same time his wife and child were seriously injured.
The injured were taken to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital where the child died. The condition of the deceased’s wife Soma Mandal is being reported as serious. After the incident, there was an atmosphere of unrest in the area. Locals protested by sorrounding the dumper driver. Later the situation was controlled after the police intervened.
The police has seized the driver and the driver has also been detained. Thee are investigating the entire incident.