Residents block state highway 75
Jamshedpur: A 12-year-old school girl at MochiSahee under Chaibasa mufassil thana area in West Singhbhum district about 62 kms away from here on Thursday morning. Soon after the mishap the local residents set up a blockade in protest against mishap death. Traffic on state highway- 75 remained disrupted for more than three hours. A resident of Galubasa in Chaibasa mufassil, Bimla was run over by a food-grain laden truck.
The blockade was set up at about 7.15 am after the girl, Bimla Bari, was killed on the spot while riding her bicycle to her school and it was cleared by 10.30 am after the police resorted to a mild lathi-charge on the protesters.
After the jam, sub-divisional police officer ( SDPO) of Chaibasa , Prakash Soy arrived at the spot. The duo had first tried to convince the protestors, but when the latter were adamant on their demands, the police resorted to the mild lathi-charge, causing the blockade to get removed.
The victim was a Class VII student of BalikaVidyalaya, Chaibasa and would every day ride her bicycle to the school.
According to police, today while she was going the girl failed to estimate the distance of an approach truck and eventually was run over. Soon after the mishap, the truck driver fled the spot leaving the vehicle abandoned.
SDPO, Chaibasa, Soy confirmed about the mishap death of a school girl.” The investigation is going and as per our reports the girl was killed while riding a bicycle to her school in Chaibasa. A section of the local residents had put up the blockade, but it has been lifted,” said Soy.Soy promised that they would trace out the driver and arrest him.
A long queue of trucks, trailers and other mode of vehicles had been made as the vehicular communication came to a standstill due to the blockade. Commuters had to suffer immensely.
As this was the prominent road for plying of trucks and trailers carrying goods, this caused great inconvenience to the local residents and also others. When the two-wheelers and pedestrians took to other routes, those in four-wheelers and three wheelers remained stuck up in the jam.