Jamshedpur, Feb 14: A 61-year-old man who was also handicapped was run over by a speeding trailer near Dimna Chowk on NH-33 under MGM thana area early Friday morning.
The victim Gurucharan Lohar was a resident of DVC Colony at Dimna Bustee in Mango. He was returning home after morning walk. The victim was a retired government employee.
Lohar was crossing the NH-33 with a stick on the left hand for support and as he was crossing the NH, he found a trailer coming speedily.
“The though waved his hand aiming at the trailer driver, but the next moment he was hit down by the heavy vehicle which sped away toward Pardih as soon as the mishap took place,” said an eye witness.
He said as the incident took place, several passers-by rushed to the victim, but he was almost taking his last breath as rear wheels of the trailer ran over his torso, causing it to be ruptured.
OC, MGM police station, Arvind Kumar confirmed about the fatal mishap near the Dimna Chowk. ” We are investing the mishap that took place near a petrol pump close to Dimna Chowk. The victim was killed on the spot on being run over by a speeding trailer,” said Kumar.
The MGM OC said that there was no policeman at the Dimna Chowk at 7 am when the mishap took place, giving the trailer driver to speed away.
” We are, however, trying to detect the killer vehicle by scanning CCTV footage of it,” said the police officer.
He said the police recovered the body in presence of the victim’s family members and sent it to the MGM Medical College mortuary for post-mortem within an hour of the incident.