On Saturday morning, a speeding Blueline bus had claimed one more life in the city. The sole breadwinner of a southeast Delhi-based family, 22-year-old Tarun Saini was crushed to death when a speeding Blueline bus rammed into his motorcycle from behind.
The owner of a small audio-CD shop in New Friends Colony, Tarun had left his Bhogal residence for work earlier than usual hoping to make some extra money for Diwali.
“I’m still studying and our father is too old to work as a driver, something he has done all his life. Most of our savings had gone in setting up the shop,” said Sumit Saini, Tarun’s brother.
Police said Tarun, along with his younger brother Dheeraj, was near the Bhogal-Ashram flyover when the incident took place. At AIIMS, Tarun was declared dead.
Mohan Singh Saini, Tarun’s uncle said, “We will file a PIL in the court soon. We don’t need any more false assurances from anyone.”
“This has been going on for a decade now. First there were Redline buses that used to kill people every day. The government then replaced them with Bluelines. But things haven’t changed,” said SN Mishra, whose daughter Neha Mishra was mowed down by one of the killer buses in Noida on July 1, 2007.
United in their grief and their distrust for the government, both families are waiting for justice.