Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district women cell secretary Dharmavati Mishra (45) was killed when the two-wheeler she was on was hit by a truck in the Focal Point Area, near Metro Tyres, on Monday morning.
Dharmavati was on her way to attend a bhog ceremony and was killed on the spot after the truck ran over her.
Focal point station house officer (SHO) Surinder Mohan said the truck driver fled from the scene, leaving behind the vehicle.
A case has been registered under Sections 279 (reckless driving) and 304-A (causing death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the unidentified driver.
“The body has been handed over to relatives after the post-mortem that was conducted at Lord Mahavira civil hospital,” said the SHO.
The news of the death has led to a pall of gloom among political circles, especially in the BJP. The family and other relatives paid their last rites to at the Jamalpur cremation ground.
While expressing his condolences, BJP district president Parveen Bansal said that Dharmavati had attended a party meeting just before her death.
“She was an active member of the women wing of the party,” he said.