A 17-year-old youth was killed in a bike accident on Sunday night while the two pillion riders accompanying him, were injured. Police has begun conducting naka checks at all accident-prone areas.
The victim, identified as Md Arsalan, was speeding down the Garden Reach flyover at around 9.30 p.m. when he lost his scooty’s balance and it skidded down on Paharpur Road
While two of the pillion riders, Asif Ali (17) and Md. Imtiaz (20), received minor injuries, Arsalan sustained severe multiple juries.
The youngsters were rushed to SSKM Hospital where Arsalan succumbed to his injuries this morning. However, the other two boys were discharged after being treated. All three are residents of Barabazar Lane.
Police said that none of the boys were wearing helmets and they indulged in reckless bikeriding at night. Police have seized the scooter and cases have been registered against them for rash driving, causing grievous hurt by act endangering life of others and mischief. Another motorcyclist, an 18 year old youth, Aman Ashraf, was killed in a road accident when his bike collided head on with a private bus on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Police have seized 77 bikes and registered nearly 3,000 cases pertaining to rash driving and riding bikes without helmets.
As many as 1,278 cases have been lodged for riding bikes without headgears while 110 cases have been registered for carrying more than three pillion-riders on two-wheelers, said a senior police officer at Lalbazar.
Police is also conducting naka checks at accident-prone areas and about 1.5 lakh rupees have been confiscated so far.
“Police are keeping a strict vigil on the roads and raids are being conducted for the last five nights. We have also chalked out a comprehensive plan to curb the road menace. Leaflets urging people to use helmet and obey traffic rules are being distributed in Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and English depending upon the demographics of the area. We will be continuing with this campaign to improve road safety,” said a police officer.