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Bride’s brother dead in mishap

A 22-year-old postgraduate student died on mishap-prone Tata-Kandra Road, Seraikela-Kharsawan, on Monday morning, hours after his sister’s marriage celebrations got over in Gamharia.

Sanjay Kumar, a PG student of Jamshedpur Workers’ College and the only son of Sudha Dairy employee Ram Mangal Singh, was riding his bike home after seeing off some of the wedding guests in Adityapur when an unidentified vehicle, probably a truck or a dumper, knocked him down around 8am.

Sanjay was not wearing a helmet.

Bystanders found the youth thrown off his bike, lying in a pool of blood near DVC Turning on Tata-Kandra Road in Adityapur police station area.

There was an impression of a tyre on his blood-soaked body.

Seeing he was barely alive, someone dialled the for the services of the Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Company Limited (JARDCL) ambulance.

Though he was rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital in the JARDCL ambulance, doctors at the emergency unit declared him brought dead.

Adityapur thana OC Ajay Kumar confirmed the biker was hit by an unknown heavy vehicle that might have been speeding from the opposite end, probably from the wrong side. “Traffic was very thin in the morning, which is why no one actually saw the mishap. From the victim’s condition, we assume a speeding truck or dumper hit him,” the OC said.

Police have sent the body to MGM college for an autopsy and registered a case of rash driving against an unknown vehicle.

Sanjay’s immediate family members are too shocked to react.

When contacted, relative Rameswar Prasad said only hours ago the family were busy celebrating Sanjay’s sister Munni’s wedding at the family home in Gamharia.

“It’s a complete bolt from the blue. Munni’s vidaai was over early this morning (Monday). Then, Sanjay left us forever,” he wept.


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