SHILLONG, April 07 (IANS): A constable of the Meghalaya armed police was killed while a jail official was injured in an accident involving a Mercedes car driven by Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Hek’s son early on Saturday, police said.
A police officer said that the head-on collision between the Mercedes and a two-wheeler driven by jail official Probin D. Sangma and constable Probat.R. Marak occurred at Fourth Furlong Tri-junction here.
The brand new, dark blue private Mercedes bearing a temporary number was driven by Hek’s son Aibansharai Nongsiej, he said.
“The pillion rider (Marak) was declared dead by doctors at Shillong Civil hospital, while Sangma is in critical condition at North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS),” the district police chief of East Khasi Hills, Davies Marak informed.
Nongsiej has also been medically examined by the doctors at Civil hospital, the police said.
“We have started investigations. The Motor Vehicle Inspector will examine the Mercedes and the Pulsar (bike) if they had any mechanical defects,” Davies said.
Police are yet to record Sangma’s statement as he is still in a critical condition.
Hek meanwhile has said that he is open for a free and fair investigation into the accident.
“It is a very unfortunate incident. Police are conducting the investigation and the law will take its own course,” Hek had said.