ITANAGAR : In a freak accident, at least six persons including four minors were injured on Saturday at Koloriang under Kurung Kumey district when a speeding police vehicle (Tata Sumo) knocked them down around 10:30 AM informed District Zilla Parishad Chairperson Sangha Tagik. This was later confirmed by Circle Officer Idam Bagra. The injured persons were identified as Bengia Yaku (62), Nangram Takum(7), Miss Nangram Keya(9), Miss Lokam Roje(7), Miss Pisa Apa(9) and Tana Ama(35).
The incident occurred when they were buying vegetable items from a vendor. The speeding car was coming from Deputy Commissioner’s Office to Police Station Koloriang that was allegedly driven by a constable not a driver. Later, Constable identified as Dangjeng Hacheng who was responsible for rash driving was arrested and two cases have been registered with Koloriang PS case no. 19/2016 under section 279/337/338 IPC and Klg PS No. 20/2016 U/S 447/427/34 34 IPC R/W section 3 of PDPP Act, the official source added. The injured persons were airlifted to Itanagar and admitted at RK Mission Hospital here. The angry mob reportedly damaged two police vehicles including the Tata Sumo.