Pulin Sarkar, 60, was run over by a private bus on route 3D/1 at the crossing of S.N. Banerjee Road and Rani Rashmoni Road, off Janbazaar, on Wednesday evening. Witnesses said Sarkar was standing near the edge of the crowded pavement when the bus, trying to overtake another, knocked him down. He was rushed to SSKM Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Police recovered an identity card from Sarkarís wallet, which indicated that he was a resident of Pirtala Road, in Shyamnagar.
After the accident, the driver of the bus panicked and accelerated while bystanders raised an alarm. He stopped the bus in front of New Market police station, on S.N. Banerjee Road, got off and fled before the police could realise what had happened.