Woman dies as dupatta gets stuck in e-rickshaw wheel in Kolkata – Times of India

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KOLKATA: In a tragic incident, a 51-year-old woman was strangled and dragged to death after her silk dupatta got stuck in the wheels of a battery-operated rickshaw while she was travelling with her husband and sister. The incident was reported around 3.05pm on Saturday from the busy Brahmapur Crossing in Bansdroni area.
“The woman, Sabita Mistri, was wearing a silk apparel and the e-rickshaw was at a considerable speed. The woman’s brother had passed away a few days ago and her sister had come to stay with her so that they could offer their prayers at a local ashram. They were on their way when the incident took place,” said a senior police officer. The victim is a resident of Brahmapur’s Badamtala area. Her husband owns a paints shop and is a painter by profession.
According to DC (south suburban) Rashid Munir Khan, such was the impact of the accident that the dupatta got wrapped around her neck tightly like a noose and she fell and got dragged for a good distance before the rickshaw puller, a youth with limited experience, could bring it to a complete halt.
“She was rushed to the Baghajatin State General Hospital where she was declared dead. We are recreating the accident scene. We will speak to her husband once he is in a better condition,” said an officer.
The Saturday evening accident sent shock waves in the area. “I suddenly noticed a man and a woman howling. I saw a woman hanging out of the rickshaw. She was bleeding profusely from her neck and face. It was a very ghastly and unfortunate incident,” said a shopkeeper in the area.

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