Two women, including a senior citizen, were crushed to death by Blueline buses in separate incidents in the past 24 hours.
The first incident occurred on Saturday when a 21-year-old woman returning from work was crushed under the wheels of a speeding Blueline bus in Patel Nagar area of west Delhi. This year, more than 40 people have been killed by the Blueline buses.
Seema Prasad used to support her family and was the only earning member. She was working as a tele-caller with a factory in Naraina and was on her way home when she was killed by the Blueline bus.
The incident occurred around 7 pm on Saturday near the Shadipur Depot in west Delhi.
“Seema was crossing the road when she was hit by a bus. She received multiple head injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead,” said a senior police officer.
Seema was a resident of Baljeet Nagar. “Her father left his job about eight months ago. He remains depressed because he and his son have not been keeping well. Seema took up the job recently to support her family,” said the officer.
“Her mother informed us that lot of money was required in the medication of her husband and son. She said that a chunk of Seema’s income was spent on the medicines. She was single handedly looking after the family,” said the officer.
Soon after the incident, a mob blocked the road and pelted stones at the bus. The window panes of the bus were damaged by local residents. Police had to intervene to control the situation.
A case of rash and negligent driving was registered at the Patel Nagar police station.
The police impounded the bus and arrested the driver identified as Ashok Kumar.
The second incident was reported from Nand Nagri area of north east Delhi when a 60-year-old woman was crushed under the wheels of a Blueline bus on Sunday.
Police said that Laungwati, a resident of Ashok Vihar had come to meet a relative along with her husband Ved Ram in Nand Nagri when she met with the mishap.