Youth killed in Rautahat tractor mishap

RAUTAHAT: A youth was killed on the spot after being crushed by a tractor in Samanpur of Rautahat district this afternoon.

Police identified the deceased as 20-year-old Rizwan Miya Chudihar of Samanpur-5 in the district.

It has been learned that Chudihar was driving the ill-fated tractor (Lu 2 Ta 8663).

Eye witnesses said Chudihar was killed as the vehicle he was driving lost control and skidded off the road.

The tractor was on a high speed before the incident, said one of the eye witnesses. He was heading towards a nearby riverbank to ferry crushed stones.

DSP Nabin Krishna Bhandari said a police team had been mobilised at the incident site for further investigation.

Meanwhile, preparations were underway to take the body to the Gaur-based District Hospital for autopsy.

The investigation into the case is underway, informed DSP Bhandari.