Guwahati, July 4: In a surprising turn of events, Panbazar Police in Assam’s Guwahati have released Priyanka Tamuly, the prime accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident near Handique College, after hours of questioning. Tamuly is the wife of a senior Journalist. The incident, which occurred on Saturday near the Dighali Pukhuri area, resulted in the death of Bhargab Jyoti Barman, a bank employee from Sarupeta, Bajali district.

According to a Pratidin Time report, the accident initially appeared to be a case of the victim's two-wheeler ramming into a divider. However, further investigation revealed that Barman had been struck by another vehicle, allegedly driven by Tamuly, who fled the scene immediately after the collision. Ghaziabad Hit-and-Run Case: Car Flees Scene After Striking Girl From Behind in Indirapuram, UP Police Respond After Video Goes Viral.

Tamuly arrived at the Panbazar Police Station earlier today and was interrogated for nearly six hours. Despite the severity of the incident, she was released as the charges against her, including rash driving (Section 279), causing death by negligence (Section 304A), and mischief causing damage (Section 427) under the Indian Penal Code, are bailable offences. Mumbai Hit-and-Run: Teenager Out on Jog With Brother Falls 35-Feet to Death From Andheri Flyover After Speeding Vehicle Hits Them From Behind, Investigation Underway.

During her questioning, Tamuly expressed deep regret and anguish over the incident, claiming she was unaware that the collision had resulted in Barman's death. She extended her condolences to the bereaved family, expressing sorrow for the tragic outcome.

The case, registered under number 155/24, continues to be a subject of public scrutiny. The decision to release Tamuly has raised questions about the legal proceedings and the adequacy of the charges filed. Authorities are under pressure to ensure a thorough and fair investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident. More details are awaited regarding the matter.

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