The News Scroll 02 July 2020  Last Updated at 2:16 pm | Source: PTI

Explosion in e-rickshaw kills driver in West Bengal''s Malda

Explosion in e-rickshaw kills driver in West Bengal''s Malda
Malda (WB), Jul 2 (PTI) A 26-year-old e-rickshaw driver was killed after his moving vehicle exploded in West Bengal''s Malda district, prompting the NIA and the CID to probe the incident, police said on Thursday.

The explosion took place in English Bazar area on Wednesday evening when the battery-operated rickshaw was plying on the Ghorapir-Krishnapally road, they said.

The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Illius, the driver of the vehicle.

His body was ripped into pieces and the vehicle was severely damaged, police said.

A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is expected to visit here on Thursday to investigate the incident, while officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) talked to Malda Superintendent of Police and enquired about it, a senior officer said.

A preliminary investigation suggested that two of the four batteries that power the e-vehicle exploded, the officer said.

Meanwhile, Malda (North) BJP MP Khagen Murmu demanded an NIA probe into the incident. PTI COR PNT BDC RDM RDM

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
Next Story : Delhi govt to launch massive 17-day plantation drive from July 10
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store