How a coal truck changed the life of a city resident

Shillong, March 5:  A coal truck has changed the life of a city resident making him invalid.

Rohan Das, whose right leg was smashed by a coal-laden truck in January 2020, is still seeking justice.


At his residence in Golf Links, Rohan, his sister and parents are a worried lot as their case is still pending in the court while they live in penury.

It was on January 8, 2020, that Rohan, then aged 22, was hit by the coal truck from behind while he was riding a bike at Phramer, West Jaintia Hills. The truck belonged to Ankit Kumar of Beltola.

Though Rohan told the truck driver to stop, he did not pay heed and the result was that the truck dragged him for a few meters. Without showing any remorse, the truck driver fled leaving Rohan under the truck.

Civil Hospital Jowai, Civil Hospital Shillong and NEIGRIHMS could not provide better treatment to the victim, and the family was compelled to rush the victim to Guwahati for treatment.

Rohan said the owner of the truck offered Rs 50,000 to settle the matter but it was rejected as the family spent lakhs on treatment

The mother of the victim, Mukta Das, said threat and intimidation did not deter her from pursuing the matter.

A complaint was lodged with the police soon after the incident. Police had accused Rohan of drunk driving but the test turned out to be negative.

CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing had also sought proper inquiry into the matter.

Earlier, in a related incident, the Meghalaya Lokayukta had in 2020 ordered compensation for S. Dkhar after his leg was smashed while working in a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills.

Rohan was the sole bread earner in the family as his father, Roma Das, who suffered a brain stroke, is not being able to take up a job.

The mother has sought help as his son is bedridden for two years.

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Kindly Disable Ad Blocker