CANACONA: A 37-year-old college librarian from Canacona was crushed to death by an inter-state truck at Chaudi on Friday morning.
According to reports, Ritesh Sawant, a librarian at Shri Mallikarjun College, Mastimoll, was riding his motorcycle (GA-09-C-9765), when he rammed into a stray cattle which came running towards
his motorcycle, right in front of St Thereza of Jesus High School, Chaudi.
The motorcycle skidded and Sawant was flung off the vehicle, only to be crushed to death by an inter-state truck (KL-11-R-8899), which was trailing the motorcycle.
It was a gruesome sight for onlookers, including students and staff at St Thereza of Jesus HS, as the mutilated body lay on the road in the busy locality at Chaudi.
Onlookers who gathered at the site later identified the victim as Ritesh Sawant, a college librarian from Sawantwada, near Palolem.
Canacona Police informed that the truck driver has been arrested in the connection and the truck has also been detained for police investigations.
Sawant was married two years ago and is survived by his wife, Sangeeta, and their 6-month-old son.
Canacona Police later handed over the body to family members and the last rites were performed in the evening. Students and staff at Shri Mallikarjun College attended the cremation and paid their last respects to the departed librarian.