18yearold cyclist dies after being hit by truck
Kolkata: Tension ran high in Bhubaneswari Bazar area of Moipath Coastal police station in South 24-Parganas after a 18-year-old youth was killed after being knocked down by a truck.The victim, Santosh Shyasmal (18), was cycling when a speeding truck hit him. An irate mob went on rampage ransacking a portion of the truck. The mob managed to get hold of the truck driver and the helper and beat them up. The truck driver was tied to a tree and tortured till the police officers reached the spot and rescued the duo. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLocals also staged a demonstration in front of the police officers, who tried to calm down the mob.An altercation broke out between the police and locals, who demanded stern action against the truck driver. A huge contingent of police later reached the spot to bring the situation under control. Locals claimed that the truck was running at a high speed due to which the accident occurred.It was learnt that the victim was going to a local market on his bicycle when the truck knocked him down. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAccording to eye witnesses, the victim was cycling along the road when the incident occurred. The truck driver applied sudden emergency brake but failed to control the vehicle as it was at a high speed.After being hit by the vehicle, the victim fell on the road and was crushed by the rear wheels of the truck.The victim died on the spot. The truck driver and helper tried to flee the spot immediately after the accident. Locals, however, managed to get hold of the duo.