An angry mob overturned an I-20 ( AS 01 MB-0670 ) vehicle and set it ablaze following an accident at Dighaliati under Raha Police Station at around 9.45 am on Friday. According to the information received , the I-20 car on way to Guwahati hit a motorcycle (AS02-H9911) on its back , killing the motorcycle rider Nikat Ali on the spot and leaving other two Abdul Rashid and his daughter Janmoni Khatun ( 7 ) seriously injured. Later they died on the way to hospital by Officer-in-charge of Raha Police Station, Gautam Kumar.
According to the eyewitness the accident has happened when the motorcycle turned left direction, the speeding vehicle hit it from back and dragged away the motorcycle a few meters. The local people gathered on the spot, alleged that the emergency 108 service arrived on the spot late and did not take a timely action.
At this the angry people overturned the I-20 vehicle and set it ablaze on the four-lane highway. They also smashed the 108 vehicle’s windows and damaged the vehicle on the accident spot. A few policemen who were on the spot were powerless to control the crowd that, some witnesses said. But they lauded the strategy played to control the angry mob by Gautam Kumar, IC , Raha P S.
The injured I-20 vehicle persons were identified as Parvez Alam (32), Nazia Hasan (30), Adiyus Gayan (4). The were sent to hospital for treatment.