Jamshedpur, Feb. 9: In a major road mishap, four persons were killed and as many injured, including one seriously, as the SUV they were travelling by rammed into a stationary truck near Kandra Chowk on Seraikela-Kandra Road under Seraikela police station area in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Tuesday morning.
The victims, who were from Taplapur village in Seraikela, met a sad end while on their way to Rajrappa to immerse a pot containing the mortal remains of a family member in a river.
Those killed in the mishap were identified as Tibut Kisku (55), Lokin Kisku (35), Sitaram Kisku (30), both brothers, all residents of Taplapur and Ramdas Tuddu (29), a resident of Machabera in Mango.
The injured, identified as Samir Kisku, Nandu Kisku, Antu Kisku and Chukru Hembram were rushed to the MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency in the steel city. As the condition of Hembram was serious, the doctor on medical college hospital emergency referred him to the Tata Main Hospital. The remaining injured had escaped with minor injuries and was released by the late afternoon.
The driver of the SUV, who escaped with minor injury, managed to flee as soon as the mishap took place.
�We are still in state of shock. The mishap took place at about 4 a.m., and we were crying in pain for the next half-an-hour after the tragedy. A patrolling car, which was passing by, was stopped and the police rescued us and sent us to the medical college hospital,” said Samir Kisku, who is admitted at the MGM Medical College and Hospital.
Seraikela-Kharsawan superintendent of police, Indrajeet Mahatha rushed to spot and latter went over to the medical college hospital. Mahatha shifted the seriously injured Hembram to Tata Main Hospital.
Sources in Tata Main Hospital said that they had made Hembram to undergo a CT Scan and the report revealed that the patient is now out of danger.
One of the injured said that they were going to Rajrappa to immerse the mortal remain of his cousin sister-in-law, Bimla Kisku (28), who died three days ago.
“We happily started our journey from Taplapur at about 2.30 a.m. Despite our objections, the driver was driving at a high speed. While negotiating the Seraikela-Kandra Road, he might have taken a nap and hit into the stationary truck from behind,” said Nandu.
Nandu said he was trapped between two seats and saw how the victims died.
Officer-in-charge of the Seraikela police station, J P Rana, who visited the spot and the MGM Medical College and Hospital, said that the mishap took place due to rash driving by the SUV driver. He said that they are trying to nab driver and take him into task for negligence.