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Lawyer dies in mishap

Tura, Jan. 21: Public prosecutor of Tura sessions court P.L. Sebastian died when the vehicle he was driving collided with a Tata DI near Rajapara in Assam's Goalpara district.

Sebastian's wife and principal of Casarina School here, Marina, was injured in the incident and taken to Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Guwahati for treatment.

Sebastian was the public prosecutor for the fast-track court in Tura sessions court.

Assam police said the Tata DI was on its way from Boko to Rajapara when the accident occurred.

Eyewitnesses said the impact of the collision led to Sebastian's death on the spot. His wife was seriously hurt and a family member said her condition is critical.

The body of Sebastian was later recovered from the spot in the presence of the members of the Don Bosco Institution and Boko police and taken to Boko police station for the completion of formalities and is expected to be brought to Tura early tomorrow.

"He was a gentleman. We will definitely miss him. His death comes as a huge blow to our fraternity. We hope and pray for his wife's recovery," said lawyer Devorsi G. Momin.

"It is hard to believe that I will not be seeing him again. It is a really sad day for us," said Monica Koch, another lawyer.


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