Tripura: 5 deaths, several injuries reported across state during Puja celebrations

Tripura: 5 deaths, several injuries reported across state during Puja celebrations


The biggest festival of Tripura, Durga Puja passed off by and large peacefully; but while the entire state immersed in the joyous celebration, incidents of road mishaps and few unnatural deaths in separate places of the state have been reported during the last four days.

Altogether five persons including a student and two jawans of para-military forces died during this time and others sustained injuries in road mishaps.

Disclosing details of the incidents, police said that on the evening of 'Maha Nabami', one pedestrian, Bidhubhusan Deb (52) was dashed by a speeding motor cycle driven by a young man and two pavilion drivers at Bagbasha area under Dharmanagar police station. As result, the pedestrian and three youths sustained injuries and all were shifted to the hospital. But, on way to a Silchar-based hospital, the pedestrian, Bidhubhusan Deb succumbed to his injuries, while three injured bike rider and his pillion riders are still in hospital.

In another tragic incident, a student of Holy Cross school of Kumarghat died on the day of 'Maha Asthami' at GB Hospital due to his critical internal injuries. The parents of the deceased student, Happy Debbarma of Suricherra under Kumarghat subdivision filed an FIR at Kumarghat police station and alleged that their son, who was an inmate of school hostel, died due to atrocities and physical torture by the hostel warden. Police said that after finding of autopsy report, they will take action as per the FIR.

On the day of 'Maha Saptami', one Subedhar and camp incharge of Sonacherra TSR camp under Ampinagar police station, Aamush Karthak (44) of TSR 5th battalion lost his life after being struck by a powerful lightning. As per the report Karthak, a Nepali TSR Subedhar from West Bengal, was taking a nap at his barrack when suddenly a lightning directly hit him. During the lightning incident, two more villagers — Joydep Reang and Shiranti Reang (39) also suffered injuries.

On the day of "Maha Nabami", one Assam Rifle jawan, who was on a holiday leave, died while taking a morning walk at Dayarampara village under Takharjala police station. Some local villagers found the unconscious body of AR jawan Ramesh Debbarma (56) in a school ground. Later, he was shifted to a local hospital, but doctor declared him brought dead. Police said that autopsy of deceased jawan has been completed and they suspected that Ramesh Debbarma died due to illness.


On the day of "Maha Dashami", one middle-aged person, Nikhil Deb of Ganganagar area of Fatikroy police station in North district fell off his bicycle after suffering a seizure due to his epilepsy disease. Nikhil Deb (35) was moving towards a local market to complete the shopping for Dashami festival, but when he was moving over a wooden bridge, he suffered seizures and fell from the bridge. Immediately, fire fighters rushed to the spot and shifted him at hospital, where doctor declared him brought dead.

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