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  Metros   Kolkata  19 Feb 2018  Student among 3 killed in accidents, 6 injured

Student among 3 killed in accidents, 6 injured

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 19, 2018, 6:06 am IST
Updated : Feb 19, 2018, 6:06 am IST

They had booked an OLA cab (WB19G2029) driven by Sujay Gharami (21), a resident of Tollygunge.

A case has been initiated on rash driving charge. (Representational Image)
 A case has been initiated on rash driving charge. (Representational Image)

Kolkata: An engineering student was killed while four persons, including three fellows of the victim, were injured in a road accident on EM Bypass on Sunday morning. The four students of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) were travelling in an app-cab from the Shibpur campus in Howrah to appear at an examination for higher studies in Rajarhat.

They had booked an OLA cab (WB19G2029) driven by Sujay Gharami (21), a resident of Tollygunge. At around 6.50 am the cab, on its way to Chingrihata crossing at a high speed, lost control while passing through Moila Khal Bridge over a small canal near Metropolitan bus-stop in Pragati Maidan area.

It hit the road divider leaving its driver and four passengers: Sayantan Biswas (21), Sudan Pandey (22), Subhadeep Pradhan (24) and Mohammed Parvez (20) critically injured. They were rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (CNMCH) where Sujay was admitted with head injuries. Others were referred to Medica Superspeciality Hospital.

With facial injuries Sayantan, from Krishnanagar in Nadia, died there. Sudan, with right knee and waist line injuries; Subhadeep with knee injuries and Parvez with minor injuries are undergoing treatment. While Sudan is from Ban-kura Town, Subhadeep is from Egra in West Midna-pore with Parvez being from Nalhati in Birbhum. The police impounded the damaged cab. A case has been initiated on rash driving charge.

Sayantan’s family, however, alleged of medical negligence in his treatment at CNMCH. His father Dr Sujit Biswas claimed that his son was referred without any treatment. “It was inhuman that my son was referred elsewhere without being given any resuscitation, stabilisation and any life-support. Those, if they were doctors, who referred him, it would have been better had they not been in medical studies.”

He said, “They can do many harmful incidents. Its not only parents lost their son, the youth lost his life also. It can happen to others.” Rejecting his allegations CNMCH medical superintendent Pitbaran Chakraborty reasoned that Sayantan was treated before his family chose to shift him to another hospital by signing a bond. Three hours after the accident, a man was knocked down by a motorcycle on Ambedkar Bridge on EM Bypass.

Bibhuti Ojha (60) from Jhargram was crossing the road at around 10.30 am when the two-wheeler dashed him. He was declared brought dead at CNMCH. Rwichik Patitundi (18) and Sawli Kanjilal (17), who were travelling in the motorbike, were injured also.

In another accident involving an app-cab, the driver of Uber cab was run over by a truck in Hastings. Pitambar Yadav (35) was found lying beside his cab on AJC Bose Road ramp of Vidyasagar Setu near RCTC at around 1.30 am. He was declared brought dead at SSKM Hospital.

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