18 - 02 - 2020

Mortal remains of two B.Ed students arrives from West Bengal

Agartala, Dec 19,2019:The mortal remains of two B.Ed students of Tripura was  brought to Agartala on Thursday, who were killed in a tragic road mishap at Cooch Behar town of West Bengal on Wednesday on way to their returning home after B.Ed examinations at Murshidabad district. Another student of the state had also suffered critical injuries during the fatal road mishap.

One Bandana Debbarma (32) of Belonia town after her B.Ed examinations in Murshidabad town of West Bengal was returning to her native home with her husband Pratap Debbarma, a journalist of local cable channel (Akash Tripura) and five years old daughter Sneha Debbarma. Two more girls of the state including Mampi Das of Birganj area of Amarpur and Soma Banik and her husband Jiban Banik of Shaltilla area of Belonia were also arrived at Cooch Behar town after ends of their examinations from a Murshidabad based college.

All the them had arrived in the Cooch Behar town through a bus from Murshidabad due to unrest for anti-CAA protest in West Bengal.

On Wednesday morning all of them boarded in two e-rickshaws to reach Cooch Behar railway station from their hotel. But, all on a sudden one of the e-rickshaw was crushed by speeding Bolero jeep at the Baishguri flyover area of Cooch Behar in the early hours of Wednesday. As result, Bandana Debbarma and Mampi Das died on the spot and another B.Ed student Soma Banik sustained critical injuries. All these women were boarded in an e-rickshaw with the daughter of Bandana, who narrowly escaped from the fatal road mishap. While after the tragic mishap, all of them were shifted to Cooch Behar Government medical college, where injured Soma Banik are now under treatment.

After the reports of tragic death of two students of the state, media fraternity of Agartala and Belonia sought the help of state administration to return back the bodies of two students and to help the victim families, who are in distress.

Sources said that the DM (South Tripura) Debapriya Burdwan and Chief Minister Office (CMO) had conducted with the officials of Cooch Behar district administration and hospital authorities for early completion of all procedures including autopsy and proper treatment of injured Soma Banik. After SOS from Tripura government, the  Cooch Behar hospital authorities had taken initiatives to shift the both bodies in Tripura through two ambulances on Wednesday night and are expected to arrive in the state capital on Thursday.

While, Rs. 40,000 each has been donated from Chie Ministers relief fund to the members of victim family as a contribution to return back the corpses of the victim women in Tripura.