statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 18 JUNE: Former India cyclist and current national coach Ruma Chatterjee (in file photo) died in a road accident in the wee hours today after being hit by a speeding vehicle on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
Fifty-year-old Chatterjee was cycling along with Indian junior road cycling team when she was hit by a car near Sector 45 in Noida at around 6 a.m. and was flung to a distance. She died on the spot. She was taken to nearby hospital in Noida where she was declared brought dead. Police registered a case and sent the body for post-mortem.
“The group had left for practice from Indira Gandhi Sports Complex early morning to Noida and while they were returning to Delhi the accident took place. She was following the cyclists when she was hit by a speeding car from behind leading to her death on the spot,” Assistant Secretary of Cycling Federation of India V N Singh said. The cyclist, who hailed from Kolkata, represented India thrice in international competitions.