The Telegraph
Tuesday , May 1 , 2012
Since 1st March, 1999

Road mishaps witness spurt

Shillong, April 30: Meghalaya has been witnessing a series of road accidents during the past two days.

Early this morning, a loaded truck (AS11AC-5687) overturned on a bend at Shang Bangla in Ri Bhoi district, injuring the driver and the handyman. It was on its way to Guwahati.

The 108 emergency service ambulance based at Nongpoh helped in shifting the driver, identified as Zakir Hussain, 40, and the handyman, Illal Ahmed, 20, to Nongpoh civil hospital.

Last evening, a motorist, Bringshailin Mawlong, sustained injuries after he fell off his motorbike after hitting a rock at Sohiong Parmaw under Mawphlang block in East Khasi Hills.

A pedestrian was injured at Mawlai Kynton Massar here after being hit by a scooter last evening.

In yet another incident, Kones Nongbet, 36, a pedestrian, was critically injured after being hit by a truck at Sohryngkham on the outskirts of Shillong.

Though a 108 ambulance based at Mawryngkneng rushed him to the Shillong Civil Hospital, he died on the way.

One Ranjit Khongshae, 27, was injured after he fell off his motorcycle after hitting a rock at 20th Mile in Byrnihat last night.

A transport department official today said there was a need to strictly implement the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act to check rash driving and overtaking by vehicles.

Police complaint

A domestic worker filed a police complaint today, alleging that her employer had harassed her.

The worker, H. Kurbah, lodged a complaint at Laban police station here stating that in early April, her employer, Raj Barman, took away her mobile phone and Rs 1,680 in cash after threatening her with dire consequences.

The FIR also said Barman had damaged Kurbah’s Domestic Workers Welfare Trust identity card and did not pay her salary for two months.