Youth overrun by truck in West Bengal

April 25th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) An 18-year-old motorcyclist died while his 19-year-old friend riding pillion was critically injured when their bike was hit by a speeding truck in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, police said Friday. The incident took place late Thursday in Behala area of the district on the outskirts of the state capital Kolkata.

South 24 Parganas Police Superintendent Praveen Kumar told IANS: “Raj Singh, 18, and Sanjay Das, 19, jumped the traffic signal and their motorcycle was hit by a truck from behind. Raj died on the spot. Sanjay was critically injured.”

Pritam Das, Sanjay’s uncle, said: “It was Sanjay’s birthday. The boys were going to arrange a party for us.”

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