Rider dies, friend on pillion critical after minister’s son car hits bike

Shillong, April 07: A motorcyclist died and the pillion rider sustained injuries when their two-wheeler was knocked down by a Mercedes car that belongs to state Health Minister AL Hek son Aibansharai Nongsiej in Saw-Furlong road, Polo on Friday night.
Probin D. Sangma (38) Shillong district jail police personnel, and his friend Probat R Marak (18) of the 1st MLP battalion were riding towards Fourthfurlong when a private Mercedes driven by Hek’s son Aibansharai struck their motorcycle around 12:45 am, police said.

After both fell off, Probin was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctor of Shillong civil hospital and Probat with grievous injuries was shifted to NEIGRIHMS and remains critical.

The Sadar traffic police have seized the Mercedes car having a Tem no. AS 01TC 279and also the Pulsar bike ML05 J 0913.

Meanwhile, Hek said that he will not interfere with the investigation.

The state Health Minister said, “Police are conducting the investigation and the law will take its own course.”

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