Bolpur: An assistant sub-inspector of police has died and four policemen are injured after the security pilot car of Trinamool Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal met with an accident past Monday midnight in East Burdwan district.
The deceased policeman has been identified as Dhanpati Saha. The four injured policemen are admitted to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition.
The pilot car was returning to Bolpur after dropping Mondal to Kolkata last night. Around 1 am, the Mahindra Bolero pilot car (WB 24AP-1340) overtook another car at Ausgram in East Burdwan and in the process ended up colliding head-on with a lorry speeding down from the opposite direction.
One of the policemen, Saha, died on the spot. Others were rescued by cops from a nearby police station and were rushed to the hospital. The frontal part of the pilot car has got twisted by the impact of the collision.