As per reports by Time8, a two-wheeler vehicle crashed into the night-super bus counter at National Highway 15 in Lakhimpur Naranyanpur Tiniali district on Sunday, killing two young people and injuring another.
The tragic incident in Lakhimpur
Manjil Bora of Torajuli Shantipur village in Bandardewa died on the spot, according to reports, while the other two teenagers, Arupjyoti Chekanidhara and Nayanjyoti Duwara, sustained serious injuries in the Lakhimpur road accident.
Both of the injured youths were taken to a nearby hospital; however, due to Arupjyoti Chekanidhara’s critical condition, he was later transferred to Lakhimpur Hospital.
He was then taken to Sanjivini Hospital in Dibrugarh due to deteriorating health circumstances, however, he died on Sunday night as a result of his injuries.
According to police reports, Manjil Bora was driving towards Naranyanpur on the NH 15 with his companions Arupjyoti Chekanidhara and Nayanjyoti Duwara when he lost control of the vehicle (AS 07R 5216) and slammed into the bus counter.
Tragic accident case in the state
A city court remanded a former model arrested for injuring nine persons with her vehicle in a collision in Guwahati two weeks ago to police custody.
Rajkanya Baruah, a former model, and Femina Miss India finalist were remanded to a day’s police detention after her bail appeal was denied by the court of chief judicial magistrate Abhijeet Kumar Baruah. The former model was taken into custody by Guwahati police for five days.
The court also ordered the police to revoke Baruah’s driving license after she hit nine people with her car in the early hours of October 2 during the Covid-19 curfew.
She was detained in a private hospital in Guwahati recently in connection with a fresh case after a medical board ruled out “any serious or acute condition that warranted her to be admitted to a hospital.”
“There are two cases that have been registered against Baruah now. She managed to get bail in the first case registered after the accident. We have added two new charges under sections 308 and 326 of IPC to that case,” informed Subhrajyoti Bora, DCP (East), Guwahati.
Charges against the culprit
The new accusations include culpable homicide that does not constitute murder, as well as voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid. The police had already charged her with causing injury as a result of rash and careless driving.
“We have also registered a fresh case under sections 294, 325, 394, 427, and 506 of IPC against Baruah with regards to an alleged attack on one more person who is at present admitted in the hospital. Both cases have been lodged at the Dispur police station in Guwahati,” said Bora.
The new accusations include saying vulgar statements in public, causing serious bodily harm freely, causing bodily harm voluntarily, causing damage as part of mischief, and criminal intimidation.
The 29-year-old, who works in cyber security and owns a high-end flower shop, was admitted to a private hospital’s semi-intensive care unit (ICU) after receiving a summons from the police to participate in an investigation.
“After she was summoned, her mother wrote to police saying she is not well and can’t join investigation for two weeks. That’s why we requested Guwahati Medical College Hospital to probe her illness as we were also concerned about her well-being and it could affect the case as well,” Guwahati commissioner of police Harmeet Singh said on Wednesday.
“We will look at all aspects of the case and will also ask the private hospital under what basis was she hospitalized. Our officers are conducting investigations,” he added.
When the auto-van transporting them was hit by the car driven by Baruah, they were on their way to do some road repair work in connection with Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to the city.
The tragic accident took place during the night curfew imposed by Covid-19, and the former model was said to be drunk at the time. Another person’s legs had to be amputated after being hit by Baruah’s car after hitting the vehicle transporting the laborers.