A 60-year-old man died after being run over by a authorities escort car that was following President Ram Nath Kovind’s convoy in Bokakhat in Assam’s Golaghat district on Saturday afternoon, police mentioned.

Kovind is in Assam on a three-day go to, and was on his strategy to go to the Kaziranga Nationwide Park and Tiger Reserve on Saturday when the incident occurred.

The deceased has been recognized as Rameshwar Rabidas, a each day wage employee who lived within the Milanpur space of Bokakhat, district officers advised The Indian Specific.

“The automobile was not a part of the principle convoy. The President’s convoy had already handed and was 200-300 metres forward. One of many authorities automobiles — both belonging to the district police or administration — that was following him by chance ran over the pedestrian as he was attempting to cross the highway,” mentioned a police officer from Bokakhat police station. He added that they had been investigating which automobile it was, and that an accident case had been registered.

The incident occurred round 1.30 pm on Saturday. Eyewitnesses advised native media that Rameshwar was attempting to cross the highway when one of many automobiles ran over him, and that he died on the spot.

Bokakhat MLA and Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, who was travelling within the convoy, wrote on Twitter that he was “anguished” to be taught in regards to the incident, and that authorities had been serving to the affected household of their “hour of grief”. He additionally clarified that his automobile was not concerned within the incident.

“Anguished to be taught that an individual succumbed to accidents sustained in a highway mishap involving a car of Govt administration within the Kaziranga space right now (Saturday). There’s some misinformation printed in sure sections of the media that my official car was concerned within the unlucky accident. That is to make clear that no car of my official carcade was concerned in any such incident right now,” he tweeted.

Umesh Ravidas, the brother-in-law of the deceased, advised The Indian Specific that the household cremated Rameshwar on Saturday night.

“We have no idea what occurred or the way it occurred… He was a each day wage employee who minimize bamboo for a residing and was returning residence after work,” Umesh mentioned, including that the household had not determined in the event that they needed to register a case in reference to the incident. “We have no idea whose fault it’s, however proper now we’re in deep anguish and shock,” he mentioned.

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On his Assam go to, President Kovind took half within the launch of the four-hundredth delivery anniversary celebrations of Ahom basic Lachit Borphukan in Guwahati on Friday. On Saturday, he attended the nineteenth convocation of Tezpur College earlier than he left for Kaziranga to inaugurate a photograph and archival exhibition on conservation there. He’s anticipated to spend Saturday night time on the Assam Police Visitor Home in Kaziranga, and depart on Sunday.

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