Assam: Child dies after being hit by police vehicle

An 11-year-old girl, Rashmita Guar, died when a police vehicle, supposedly on duty for Durga Puja security, struck her while she was with her mother

Representative image (Photo: IANS)
Representative image (Photo: IANS)


In the midst of the joyous celebrations for Durga Puja at Moran in Assam's Dibrugarh district, a tragic accident claimed the life of a girl, officials said on Tuesday, 24 October.

An 11-year-old Rashmita Guar died on Monday, 23 October, after she was hit by a police vehicle when she was travelling with her mother to attend Durga Puja in a pandal at her locality.

It is learned that a police car that was allegedly on duty to provide security and traffic control during the festivities, struck the child and knocked her to the ground at a relatively high speed.

The girl was immediately rushed to the Dibrugarh Medical College and Hospital, however, she succumbed to her injuries.

The family claimed that the police vehicle was used by Anup Gayan who is in-charge of Bamunbari police station in Dibrugarh district. The family members have lodged a police complaint against the accused officer.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer said that they have been investigating the matter.

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