One killed in road mishap, irate mob set truck on fire
PATHSALA, May 21: Sensation prevailed after a major road accident took place between a speeding truck and a bike. A youth was killed at Milanpur area in Pathsala under Barpeta district on the Indo-Bhutan NH 127 on Sunday as a speeding truck from Bhutan hit the bike which the victim was riding. Following the death of the youth on the spot, the locals set the truck along with another truck on fire. The deceased, who was mowed down by the speeding truck, has been identified as Ranjan Barua, a local of the area.
As per information, the incident took place when the local youth, who was on the way to the market riding his bike (AS 15-B-4645), was hit by the truck from Bhutan with registration no. BP2-A-3806 from behind. The youth died on the spot. Immediately after the incident, the locals chased the truck and were able to stop the truck. “Later, the irate locals set the truck on fire besides one more truck on the highway. Soon after the incident, Pathsala Police along with fire tenders came to spot and the fire was brought under control,” said sources. The youth is survived by his wife and a daughter. The situation remained tense in the area. The irate mob also pelted stones at the Pathsala Police Station for inaction against reckless truck drivers.