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JD (U) MP dies in road accident

JD (U) MP from Bikramganj and Chairman, NAFED, Ajit Kumar Singh, died at the Siwan Sadar Hospital after being hit by a bus, reports Aloke Chatterje.
By Aloke Chatterje | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2007 09:00 PM IST

JD (U) MP from Bikramganj and Chairman, NAFED, Ajit Kumar Singh, died at the Siwan Sadar Hospital where he was admitted in a precarious condition on Wednesday after being hit by a bus on Siwan-Gopalganj National Highway near Amlori-Sarsar village under Siwan mufassil police station.

Former JD (U) MLA Uma Shankar Singh and three others also suffered injury in the mishap.

The MP was proceeding to Gopalganj in his Scorpio from Siwan. Just as the MP's vehicle crossed Amlori-Sarsar village, he noticed former legislator Uma Shankar Singh's vehicle coming from the opposite direction. The two leaders alighted from their vehicles and started talking on the road.

Suddenly, a bus coming towards Siwan dashed against the MP’s vehicle and then hit the MP and the former MLA still engrossed in talks injuring them seriously.

Three other persons Manoj Singh, administrative officer of Land Development Bank, Virendra Singh and Ajit Kumar Singh’s bodyguard Sunil Kumar were also injured in the mishap. After the accident, the driver of the erring bus managed to escape with his vehicle.

Immediately after the mishap, Singh was rushed to a private clinic. However, Siwan DM Santosh Kumar Mall had the MP shifted to the Sadar Hospital where Singh succumbed to his injuries later.

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and Leader of the Opposition Rabri Devi also condoled the death of Ajit Kumar Singh. In their condolence message, Lalu and Rabri said that Singh had made a valuable contribution to the co-operative sector and his death was a big loss for the co-operative movement.

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