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17/02/2016 9:08 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee Takes Injured Road Accident Victim To Hospital

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Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee delivers a speech during a rally by student's wing of Trinamul Congress party in Kolkata, India, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

KOLKATA -- In a humanitarian gesture, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday took a youth, injured in a road accident, in her convoy vehicle after stopping the fleet and making arrangements to rush him to a hospital.

The incident happened at around 2 PM today when the youth Prasenjit Kundu (28) fell down on the road after his bike was hit by a taxi from behind near Rani Rashmoni Avenue, a senior police officer said.

The Chief Minister, who was passing by the area around that time, saw Kundu lying on road, promptly took him in a car of her convoy before admitting him to SSKM hospital, they said.

The taxi driver was arrested later.

Kundu was discharged from the hospital after treatment.

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