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Multiple accidents cause concern among Bajali residents

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PATHSALA, June 20: In yet another incident, a rashly-driven Bhutanese vehicle mowed down a bike-borne youth on NH-127 at Ansali under Simla police station in Baksa district recently. The deceased has been identified as Pranjit Das (23) of Bornalikuchi village under Patacharkuchi police station in Barpeta district. Sources said Pranjit, a grocery shop owner, had gone to Ansali market for some work. According to eyewitness, Pranjit, who was riding a scooter, died on the spot when the speeding Bolero pick-up van coming from Namlang in neighbouring Bhutan hit him from the opposite direction. The driver of the Bhutan-registered vehicle, after hitting the scooter, managed to escape, police officials said. All the nearby police stations have been alerted to intercept the killer vehicle. The fatal accident sparked off massive protest in the area after the incident. Hundreds of angry locals gathered in the area and blocked the NH-127 in protest against the incident. They demanded that the driver from Bhutan should be punished as per the law.

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