Tinsukia: Barely a day before hefty traffic fines come into effect in Assam, two women were killed after they were knocked by a speeding car on Convoy Road in Dibrugarh town on Sunday.
The deceased, who were out on morning walk, have been identified as Minu Gogoi and Jonali Dutta, both residents of Dibrugarh town.
Speeding and rash driving caused the accident, witnesses told the police.
Speaking with EastMojo, Dibrugarh traffic in-charge Dibyajyoti Dadhara said, “Prima facie, it seems to be a case of rash and negligent driving as per the accounts of eyewitnesses.”
“A car (registration number AS-06-C-2147) knocked down both the women while they were out on morning walk around 5.30 in the morning due to which both the victims died on the spot. The car was being driven by Abhinav Dutta, 21, who was accompanied by his friend Manoj Bhuyan,” said Dadhara, adding: “Immediately after the accident, locals, who gathered at the spot, thrashed the youths, as a result of which they had to be admitted at Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh with injuries.”
“We shall arrest Dutta once he is discharged from the hospital. The family members of the victim has reached the police station, after performing last rituals of the deceased, to file an FIR. A case will be registered shortly,” Dadhara said.
While Gogoi is survived by her husband and two daughters, Dutta is survived by her husband and a daughter, according to sources.