Assam News: Tragic Collision on NH Claims Lives of Father and Son

Investigation Reveals Hidden Alcohol Smuggling Operation in LPG-Loaded Truck

Silchar, October 31, 2023: In a devastating incident that unfolded earlier today on the Silchar-Aizawl Highway at Uttar Krishnapur, a head-on collision between an LPG-loaded truck and an auto-rickshaw resulted in the tragic loss of two lives.

The victims have been identified as Kunjamani Sinha, a retired Assam Rifles Jawan, and his son Prabin Sinha, both residents of Sonai, Nagdirgram.

Assam News- Silchar Accident - Father-Son-Death
Assam News: Fahter (Right), Son and the Auto Rickshaw

According to eyewitness accounts and available information, Kunjamani Sinha and his son Prabin travelled in their own auto-rickshaw en route to the Silchar Railway Station to drop off relatives.

The tragedy struck as they returned home and reached the Uttar Krishnapur area. An LPG-loaded truck, allegedly speeding, collided head-on with their auto-rickshaw. The impact was so severe that it claimed the lives of both the father and son instantly.

Shocking Twist: Alcohol Smuggling Plot Revealed

In a shocking turn of events, the driver of the LPG-loaded truck fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind. Local police officials were quick to respond and discovered the lifeless bodies of the victims.

However, the investigation took a darker turn when police officials found a hidden stash of alcohol bottles concealed within the LPG cylinder of the truck. This revelation points to an apparent attempt to smuggle liquor illegally.

Unanswered Questions

The discovery of the alcohol smuggling operation raises critical questions about the collision’s circumstances. Were Kunjamani Sinha and his son Prabin unknowingly caught in the crossfire of this illicit operation? Did the illegal cargo contribute to the driver’s reckless behaviour?

Ongoing Investigation

Local authorities are working diligently to answer these questions and apprehend the driver who fled the scene. This tragic incident is a stark reminder of the dangers that innocent citizens face when illegal activities intersect with their path, resulting in devastating consequences.

This incident underscores the urgent need for stricter law enforcement measures to monitor and control illegal activities that put public safety at risk.

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