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The stone-carrying dumper at Dimakuchi PS in Udalguri district on Friday. Image credit - Northeast Now

One more person died and another was injured as the bike, on which they were travelling, was hit by a stone-carrying dumper in Assam’s Udalguri district.

The high-speeding overloaded dumpers plying in Mangaldai-Bhutiachang State Highway-4 carrying construction materials, of late, have started unleashing huge havoc giving a nightmare to the people of Udalguri-Tamulpur and Mangaldai-Bhutiachang roads.

The overloaded dumpers carrying stones and sand have claimed many lives of pedestrians and bikers.

What adds to the woes of the public is that neither the police, transport department nor the forest officials intervene to ascertain the validity of stones and sands.

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In yet another stance, a major road accident was reported where a biker and a pillion rider were critically injured by a speeding dumper (AS12BC4191) at Panchali under Dimakuchi PS in Udalguri district on Wednesday evening.

The rider, Amir Khan(26) and Anar Ali(28) were critically injured and were referred to Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) in which Anar Ali succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

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However, the victim’s next kin didn’t lodge any FIR till filing of this report nor did the police lodge any suo-moto case in this regard raising questions on the transparency of investigation.

The officer-in-charge of Dimakuchi police station, Upen Barman said, “We have arrested the driver of the vehicle.”

“However the owner of the vehicle, which was loaded with stones, has not submitted the documents of the dumper till date. If the family members of the victim don’t lodge any complaint we will take suo-moto FIR regarding the incident,” he added.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com