Roadways workers demand judicial probe in student's death

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ambala
  • Updated: Apr 30, 2014 21:14 IST

To oppose the registration of criminal cases against Haryana Roadways conductor and driver for the alleged death of CA student Mayank Bansal (17) on April 28, the members of Roadways Employee's Coordination Committee submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner Saket Kumar on Wednesday.

Led by president Inder Singh Badhana, the protesters shouted slogans and demanded magisterial enquiry into the incident. Badhana said the driver and conductor had been wrongly booked adding that the student had not been pushed out of the moving bus as was alleged.

The deceased had been travelling on a fake pass and when conductor pointed out, Mayank had jumped from the moving bus to escape the action, he added.

The memo claims that the bus was immediately stopped and both the driver and conductor took him to the civil hospital where he had succumbed to injuries. Expressing regret over the death of the student, the memo reads that the conductor was only doing his duty and there was no personal enmity between the two.

Badhana said if the cases had not been withdrawn within 48 hours, the employees would intensify the agitation.

Mayank died when he was allegedly thrown out of a moving Ambala Roadways bus near Balana village on the Ambala-Hissar road and the police had booked conductor Krishan Lal under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and driver Rishi Pal under section 304-A (causing death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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