The Cachar Police have arrested four people in connection with the sensational incident that took place after a truck ran over a Kali Puja immersion procession at Meherpur area in Silchar on Wednesday night.
The arrested have been identified as Sudip Kumar Pal, Prasenjit Ghose, Laku Debroy and Shamim Ahmed Lashkar. Following the accident, the angry mob had set ablaze several vehicles, pelted stones at the police and blocked the road.
The drunken driver of the truck was coming from Aizwal. It was suspected that the truck had run over some vehicles somewhere near the Sonai area and was speeding to run away. Two people have died in the accident, and several others were admitted to hospital in critical condition.