Kolkata: A 60-year-old senior professor of the Indian Statistical Institute died after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle on Wednesday evening while boarding an auto. The incident took place outside ISI campus on BT Road.
Chivukula Anjanea Murthy, residing at 211 BT Road C A Murthy was associated with the ISI’s Machine Intelligence Unit. Born in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole, Murthy spent his student years — UG to PhD — at ISI Kolkata, which he later joined as a professor.
According to a Preliminary reports that suggest that he sustained a head injury and was declared brought dead at the hospital.
Police said they have been told several versions of the accident. According to one, the professor fell while boarding an auto and the rear wheels hit him. Another version said a second vehicle hit him when he was boarding the auto.