Bankura: A 24-year-old youth was mowed down by a sand-carrying lorry at Dwarika
Abantika village in Bankura’s Bishnupur on Saturday night. The accident has left
two seriously injured. The name of the deceased is Suresh Bauri.
According to the locals, the lorry was coming from Bally ghat towards Bishnupur. It
lost control near th Abantika village and hit a nearby tea stall.
Suresh Bauri died at the spot. The two injured were rescued and rushed to the
Bishnupur district hospital where they are undergoing treatment.
The Bishnupur police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The body has been
sent for post-mortem at the Bishnupur district hospital.
The villagers have demanded that the sand-work should be stopped by the government
at a particular time. Sands are being smuggled at midnight despite strict measures.
They have also accused several belonging to the administration for being involved
in the sand smuggling.
According to the police, the driver and helper of the lorry is absconding. The
police have started an investigation.