Two friends, both civil engineers, died after a truck collided with their bike on NH12 at Chakdah in Nadia on Tuesday night.
A police patrolling van found Subhankar Biswas, 29, and Sukhendu Debnath, 28, lying in a pool of blood along the highway and took them to Chakdah state general hospital where doctors declared them dead.
Family sources said the duo, both residents of Chakdah, worked at a private construction firm and were returning home from a site in Ranaghat when the accident happened.
The police have launched a search for the truck. But till late Wednesday evening, the vehicle could not be traced.
Cop shot at
A police constable suffered multiple injuries when unidentified assailants fired at him from close range on Wednesday night.
Niloy Biswas, 30, attached to the DIG office in Barrackpore, was walking with wife Shilpa at Baro-Andulia in Chapra when the goons attacked him. Bullets hit the constable on the shoulder and the left hand. He was rushed to Chapra block hospital, but soon shifted to Nadia district hospital.