Kolkata: In a tragic incident on Friday, an old woman died after a speeding bus mowed her down near VIP road.
The incident took place at 2:30 in the afternoon near the Baguihati bus stand. The 76-year-old Soumita Basu was getting down from the bus when another bus of the same route mowed her down. She was rushed to the hospital where she was declared brought dead.
According to the locals, bus route number L-238 of Barasat-Howrah was moving towards the airport. Soumita Basu was getting down from the bus. Another L-23 8 was coming from behind. When she was getting down, the bus hit the first bus from behind. She sustained injuries at her right hand and head. The traffic police on duty rushed to her.
The bus drivers of both the buses are absconding. The police is looking for both of them based on the CCTV footages. It is being estimated that how two buses of the same route was running at the same time. Soumita Basu was the resident of Baguihati’s Narayantala.