BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: A woman was killed in an accident in the Sovabazar area of Kolkata on Monday night. The woman, resident of 15, Sashi Sur Lane in North Kolkata, died after she was hit by a bus at B.K. Pal Avenue.
According to the police, Purnima Pradhan (47) was rushed to hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
Locals said the accident happened when the woman was returning home after work from Salt Lake. While she was crossing the road, a speeding bus knocked her down and she died on the spot. Angry locals immediately blocked the road. Soon, B.K. Pal Avenue turned into a battlefield as the killer vehicle could not be stopped. The cops resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the agitated crowd.
The police are now examining CCTV footage of the road to trace the killer bus.
The tragedy was aggravated because Monday happened to be Purnima daughter’s birthday and the family was planning a grand dinner. “The accident took away not just her life but even our’s. My mom was the sole bread-earner of the family,” said Purnima’s son Pritesh Pradhan.