A 45-YEAR-OLD man was killed in an accident at Hastings crossing in south Kolkata on Monday morning. Following this, an angry mob blocked vehicular traffic on the crossing. The deceased, identified as Subhranshu Sarkar, was riding his motorcycle when a CSTC bus hit his vehicle around 11.30 am. Injured in the head, he was taken to SSKM Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Sarkar used to work for a private shipping company.
Soon after the accident, around 40 people gathered at the accident spot and blocked traffic. Alleging that the traffic police did not make any effort to catch the driver, they pelted stones at the bus and damaged it.
The mob also tried to set the bus on fire, said sources.
A huge police force was rushed to the spot. The situation was brought under control after DC (South) Murlidhar Sharma intervened.