The deceased woman was identified as Surajan Bibi. The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.
Tension ran high in the area as locals damaged the tractor and blocked the road, protesting frequent plying of sand-laden tractors on the village road and demanding adequate compensation for the family of the victim. They alleged that sand is being lifted from the nearby river illegally.
“We have approached concerned authorities to stop plying of sand-laden vehicles on our village road. Nobody has listened to our demand. A valuable life was lost today. We demand that the administration stop plying of sand-laden tractors on the village road from now,” said villagers.
On being informed about the accident, local SDPO and Singla police rushed to the spot. They were trying to convince people to withdraw the stir.