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Woman run over by bus at Tegharia on VIP Road


KOLKATA: A 49-year-old caregiver used to be knocked down via a bus at Tegharia on VIP Road on Monday morning, seconds after the car through which she used to be travelling pressured her to get off in the course of the road. Beliaghata resident Sudipta Chakraborty used to be heading to paintings when the twist of fate, which disfigured her frame so much that she may well be identified handiest via her paperwork, happened a little bit after 9.45am.

The bus through which Chakraborty used to be travelling used to be plying at the airport-bound flank of VIP Road. A few metres ahead of the Tegharia visitors sign and the pedestrian crossover, the car slowed down and asked the passengers to get off. Though there is a designated bus bay there, police mentioned, buses tend to stay to the best to forestall others from picking up passengers. In doing so, they drive commuters to get off in the course of the road.


The spot where the twist of fate happened


The moment Chakraborty stepped down, a private bus at the Nagar Khagra-Kolkata route, which used to be seeking to overtake the first one from the left, hit her. The driving force of the second bus may no longer follow the brakes in time and its front left wheel ran over Chakraborty’s torso and the rear wheel smashed her completely.

The bus driving force used to be arrested and the car seized. The first bus, then again, fled in the chaos.


“It looks as if the bus coming from in the back of tried to race past the other from the left and, in the try, ran over the girl who had simply were given off. She died at the spot. We have arrested the motive force of the offending car however are nonetheless looking for the person who used to be driving the first bus,” mentioned a senior officer of Baguiati police station.


When police reached the spot, they couldn’t remove Chakraborty to the local nursing house instantly. Her frame, which used to be completely disfigured, used to be later removed via a different team and brought to Uma Hospital. She used to be declared introduced dead. A postmortem used to be carried out at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. Police discovered some property and an identification card later, and then her circle of relatives used to be informed.


Locals claimed that the road at the Tegharia crossing widens up, prompting vehicles to hurry. “The buses which are intended drop off passengers in the bus bay hardly do so for they rush to forestall at the Tegharia visitors crossing to pick out up new passengers. The pedestrian crossover ensures that people who wish to take a bus stand here. The bus bay is largely non-functional. Since passengers are dropped off right in the course of the road, an twist of fate used to be handiest waiting to happen,” mentioned Bidyut Bhowmik, a local resident.




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