Samir Rudra, Sting Newz Correspondent, Chapra, Nadia : At least Six persons including four women were killed and 3 others were injured when a speedy truck hit a Toto on Krishnagar-Karimpur State Road at Hatra Bazzar under Chapra Police station area in Nadia at about 8.20 pm. on Friday.
But police confirmed the death of five persons so far.
Nine persons including a child were moving from Chapra Brittihuda village to Baniakhari in a toto to attend an Islamic function.
When it reached at Hatra bazzar on Krishnagar – Karimpur State road , a truck with heigh speed from opposite direction hit the toto. Five persons were killed on the spot. The four injured persons were rushed to Chapra rural hospital. One died there, soon after the arrival in Hospital, a source said.
The deceased were identified as Mehenika Shaikh, aged 32 years, Nasrin Biswas, aged 4 years, Anora Biswas, aged 30 years, Imran Mallick, aged 15 years and Jharna Biswas, age not confirmed, and Suria Shaikh, age not confirmed.
The killer truck fled away. Police reached the spot and recovered the bodies.
Chapra MLA Rukbanur Rahaman declared compensation for the deceased families.
Rukbanur Rahaman said, “We declared Rs. 2 lakhs compensation for every deceased family. It will be given from government’s end after proper compensation. I have already talk to Nadia DM about it.
It is reported that after listening the news, Nadia police super Sheesh Ram Jhajharia and Minister Ujjwal Biswas rushed to the spot.