Woman dies after being hit by CRPF vehicle, mob assaults jawans

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Kolkata, Apr 6 (UNI) A woman was killed when her motorbike was hit by a CRPF vehicle at Kankurgachi area in the northern part of the city this afternoon, making it the second such incident of rash driving since the bus accident on April 4 claimed at least 20 lives.

Police said the accident occurred when a convoy of four CRPF vehicles was moving through the area and one of the vehicles hit the motorbike, killing the woman who was pillion riding on the spot. The person riding the bike was admitted to a local hospital in serious condition.

Immediately after the accident, a mob attacked the CRPF vehicles and assaulted the driver of the vehicle that hit the motorbike. The mob beat up the jawans also and stopped them from escaping.

Local eye-witnesses alleged that the CRPF vehicles were being driven rashly as the drivers were attempting to overtake each other.

The Rapid Action Force(RAF) and police personnel have been rushed to the spot to take control of the situation, police added.

Earlier, at least 20 people were killed and 25 injured, some of them seriously, when a crowded private bus veered off the busy VIP road and plunged into Kestopur canal near the city airport on April 4.


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