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Septuagenarian dies on spot

SILCHAR, Feb 5: In a fatal road mishap in the noon hour today at Fulertal, 25 km from Silchar, in the Lakhipur sub–division of Cachar, a Septuagenarian cyclist identified as Dhananjoy Das of Hatukhal village of Hmarkhawlein, retired fourth grade employee of primary health centre, while riding back home from the market, a cement loaded truck bearing (No JK 02 AD 4653) dashed him from behind. Under its impact, Das fell on the ground andwas under the rear wheel of the truck and his cycle was crushed. Das died on the spot.
The tragic accident happened near block office of Lakhipur on NH 53, now named NH 37. The cement loaded truck was moving towards Jiribam of Manipur and the material was to be delivered for the ongoing extension of rail head to Tulup, near Imphal. The people in the busy marketplace got agitated and targeted the truck with all handy missiles and damaged it. Two other trucks also loaded with cement and bound for in the same direction also became the target of mobfury.
On being informed, the circle officer of Lakhipur, Ruth Lienthang, along with officer in charge of the police station, Biswajit Purkayastha, with a posse of police andCRPF battalion rushed to the spot and after much persuasion with the agitated people brought the situation under control. In the boiling situation, the driver of police vehicle, Salim Uddin Laskar (45), was hitby a stone on his head and wounded. He was taken to Lakhipur civil hospital for treatment.
The driver of the truck, B Singh (36), involved in theaccident surrendered before the police. Eye witnesses when questioned said the truck was moving at high speed and caused the fatal accident. Though pacified, people of the Fulertal market area blocked the Silchar–Imphal highway for 3 hours, demanding action against the driver and adequate compensation to the family of Dhananjoy Das. The dead body of Das was sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital for post–mortem. (Sentinelassam)

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