An enforcement cyclist carrying a passenger slipped on the tram lane on Vivekananda Road and fell in front of a large utility vehicle which ran him over on Friday morning.
Police said Suman Rana, 28, a resident of Howrah, was riding his enforcement bike when the incident happened on the tram line on the eastern slope of the Manicktala Bridge in north Kolkata.
Rana, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The passenger – Raveena Jaiswal, a resident of Taltala in central Kolkata – was wearing a helmet, suffered multiple injuries and was hospitalized.
Officers from the Narkeldanga police station seized the bicycle and the JCB vehicle, but its driver fled.
Uttar Pradesh ‘thieves’ detained in Sonarpur
Two brothers, who were wanted in a burglary at a gold lending firm in Agra in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested in Sonarpur of southern 24-Parganas on the southern outskirts of Kolkata on Thursday evening.
A joint team of Uttar Pradesh Police and Sonarpur Police Station raided the rented house of Narendra and Arun Yadav. “They lived with their mother (Rajkumari). When they realized the police had come, they started throwing broken tiles at the officers. Six police officers were injured,” an officer said.
Their mother was arrested on Friday morning.
The brothers are said to have been part of a team that broke into the company’s office and left with 19kg ornaments.