Student dies in motorcycle crash in Nadia, sand on road blamed
An engineering student died after his motorcycle skidded over sand dumped on the road in Nadia’s Tehatta while returning home from a wedding on Tuesday night.
Two persons, including the student’s elder brother, have been critically injured.
The deceased student is Sagar Das, 21, who was a resident of Givindapur Purba Daspara in Santipur town.
The incident occurred near the victim’s home about 11pm on Tuesday. Police and family sources said Sagar, a student of a Krishnagar-based private engineering college, had gone to a wedding in the neighbouring area on Tuesday evening with his elder brother Tamal.
Around 10.45 pm, the siblings’ common friend Nayan Sarkar, a BSF employee, offered them to drop home on his motorcycle.
Local sources said Nayan lost control over the two-wheeler when he sped over sand dumped on the roadside. “The bike skidded and hit a wall and a brick stack. Sagar died on the spot,” said a local source.
An investigating officer of Santipur police said reckless riding on a deserted lane had prima facie led to the accident. “Careless dumping of construction materials on the carriage way is a major problem in many parts of our state. We have nothing to do unless local administration takes action against such dumping.”
The police have started a case of unnatural death in the absence of any specific complaint against sand dumping.
Tapas Das, father of the deceased youth, said: "I hope that people will act responsibly as such dumping could take more innocent lives like my son's.”