Road mishap
A view of the accident site. Image credit - Northeast Now

A 65-year-old man died as a truck ran over him on the National Highway 8 in North Tripura district on Monday.

The incident took place near Balmiki Agnipasha School area.

The deceased has been identified as Sumanta Das.

The incident took place when Das, while crossing the road along with his cattle, was hit by the truck, bearing registration No TR01-C-1878.

According to sources, the truck was carrying medicines from Guwahati and heading towards Agartala.

After receiving information on the accident, a team from Panisagar police station along with Panisagar fire service personnel reached the spot and recovered the body.

The police have arrested the truck driver.

The arrested driver has been identified as 45-year-old Nikhil Sutradhar.

The police took the driver to the police station and sent the body for conducting post-mortem.

“Further investigation is on,” said police.

Panna Ghosh

Panna Ghosh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dharmanagar in Tripura. He can be reached at: pannalivenews@gmail.com