A youth was killed while his friend was seriously injured when their bike skidded and rammed into a tree jutting out from the middle of Station-Khasmahal Road late on Wednesday night.
Ameer Khan (22) and pillion-rider Raza Quereshi (23), residents of Makdhampur in Parsudih, were rushed to Tata Main Hospital by two friends riding on another bike. But Ameer succumbed to his injuries around 2.30am. The condition of Raza, who sustained head injuries, is serious. They were going to a tea stall outside Tatanagar station.
“Ameer was riding the bike. The bike suddenly skidded and the stretch being unlit, they could not see the tree and hit it,” said Mohammed Samsher, one of the friends accompanying the victims.
Parsudih officer-in-charge Dayanand Kumar said the youths were riding at high speed. “By the time they saw the tree, it was too late. The biker must have got nervous and lost control of the two-wheeler that skidded and hit the tree,” said Kumar, not ruling out the possibility of the victims being high on liquor.