Silchar: ‘Speed thrills, but kills’. This very road side message of BRTF is a caution to the drivers on seat to drive at the permitted speed in order to save one’s own life and also of others. Sadly enough, many on driving seat seem to make a mockery of it. Result, road mishaps on roads and highways are frequent. This morning at around 9:30am, Faruk Ahmed on driver’s seat and his friend Mustaque Ahmed, on pillion, both teenaged, were coming from Jiribam to Pailapool on bike through NH 37. At Lalpani under Jirighat police station in Lakhipur sub division, their bike hit a pedestrian identified as Abdullah Hasan (33). The bike riders were jolted out of their two wheeler. The three were injured and the bike got damaged.
The highway mishap created commotion and a crowd gathered around. Anwar Hussain Chowdhury, O/C of Lakhipur police station too reached the spot and made arrangement to take the injured to the nearest Enamuel Hospital.
Abdullah Hasan succumbed to his injuries. The bike riders are convalescing. The agitated crowd created a blockade on the Silchar-Imphal highway, disrupting traffic movement. Anwar Hussain pacified the crowd by assuring that the bike rider would be booked under provisions of breaking traffic rules. The two wheeler was without any number plate. Faruk and Mustaque hail from the Pachao village of Jiribam in Manipur.
A few days back, two young men, Nazrul Husan Barbhuiya and Suraj Singh of Chandrapur near Banskandi riding on bike through NH 37 were hit by a speeding truck just close to the now defunct DLF power plant. It was past midnight. Both were seriously injured. While Hasan died on the spot, Suraj breathed his last on way to Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Till date, the police has no clue of the killer truck. During the last one year, according to the record of Silchar traffic police, in 59 bike accidents in Cachar district, 9 lost their lives while 63 were injured, some critically. Unofficially, the figure will be more.