IMPHAL: A truck rammed into an auto-rickshaw, carrying a man's dead body, at the Tendongyang area in Imphal on Wednesday night. The man's wife and infant son, who were also travelling with his body, died in the accident.On Wednesday morning, H Rakesh (43) of Sekmai was rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences hospital here following an illness and died at the hospital in the evening, sources said. His wife Kanao (35) then hired an auto-rickshaw to take her husband's body for performing last rites, they added.
However, the auto was hit by a speeding truck at around 10 pm, killing Kanao and her one-year-old son on the spot, and injuring other family members and the driver. Kanao's daughter Priya (15) and her brother-in-law Vicky (25) are undergoing treatment at a private hospital here and they are said to be in a critical condition. Police have arrested the truck driver and registered a case against him.