Cuttack: While the truck involved in the hit-and-run case in which a student of Ravenshaw University was killed on Thursday has been located, disciplinary action will be taken against the errant cops who allowed the vehicle to enter the city during banned hours, said Cuttack DCP Akhileshvar Singh on Friday.
Singh said that the truck was seized from a place where it had been hidden by the driver, who is presently absconding. He also informed that disciplinary action will be taken against three traffic and police personnel as despite restriction they allowed the truck to enter the area where the incident occurred.
Arrangements will be made to stop further entry of heavy vehicles in the area and ACP Traffic has been asked to submit an enquiry report on the incident following which action will be taken against the persons responsible, added Singh.
Plus Three Final Year student Annapurna Choudhary of Economics department was returning home after attending Teacher’s Day celebration in the varsity on Thursday when the scooty she was riding on was hit by speeding truck from behind killing her on the spot.
Following it, the varsity students had staged a road blockade and Vice-Chancellor Ishan Kumar Patro met the DCP personally to take immediate action against the violation of rules which led to the death of a student.
Ravenshaw students also staged dharna in front of the varsity gate today demanding compensation for family of the deceased and proper implementation of rules and regulations.