Jalpaiguri: A municipal van mowed down a 26 year old rickshaw driver at Ghumti, who died at the Jalpaiguri General Hospital, on Friday.
Sailen Karmakar, the driver was on his way to the Jalpaiguri Railway station from the Ghumti area, when he was mowed down by a municipal van, which was on its way to the Corporation. The van was carrying 2 water tanks in it. The accident occurred near the Jalpaiguri station.
Sailen was rescued by the locals and immediately rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries after receiving primary treatment. Chaos is underway at the area.
The van has been seized by the police but they could not catch the driver of the van as he escaped from the spot immediately after the accident. Police from the Kotoyali police station reached the spot. A search is on for the driver.