Pillion rider killed, motorcyclist injured in Morang tractor hit-and-run

KATHMANDU: A man was killed and another injured after the motorcycle they were riding on was rammed by a tractor in Dhanpalthan Rural Municipality-6 of Morang district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as pillion rider Manish Subedi (18) of Amardaha in Sunbarsi Municipality-2 and the injured as the motorcyclist Ashit Bhagat (22) of Bargachhi in Biratnagar Metropolitan City-3, both residents of Morang district.

The tractor hit the motorcycle (Ko 10 Pa 9639) injuring its riders along the Rangeli-Biratnagar road section yesterday, said police.

Critically injured Subedi breathed his last on the way to the Biratnagar-based Golden Hospital, while Bhagat has been undergoing treatment, said police.

Meanwhile, search is on for the tractor and its driver who fled the scene immediately after the incident took place, said police.