Three days after the death of his 21-year-old son Rizwan, Kamal Khan met municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta, asking him to improve the condiction of roads across Mumbai. Rizwan died on Monday night after his bike fell into a huge crater on the JJ Marg near the JJ hospital.
Kamal Khan said, “We do not want any compensation. We just want to request the (municipal) commissioner to improve the city’s roads so no other family has to suffer like us. There are many craters in this city. This incident can happen again.”
Khan said the crater which killed Rizwan was filled a day after his son’s death. “If only it was repaired a day earlier, my son would have been alive today,” he said. Rizwan was travelling with his friend Sayyed Murtaza, who also sustained injuries in the mishap. The JJ Marg police station had registered an accidental death report (ADR) on Tuesday.
On Thursday the Opposition party, Congress, protested outside the JJ Marg police station, asking the officers to register an FIR in this matter. The party also lashed out at the civic administration for its lackadaisical approach in repairing city roads.
Pravin Chheda, Congress group leader, said, “We have demanded an FIR against the municipal commissioner, mayor, standing committee chairperson and chief engineer (roads). It was due to their negligence that the boy lost his life. The police have assured us of taking action in the next two days.”
Senior inspector Dilip Shinde from JJ Marg police station said the investigations is on. While the civic body assured that all the craters would be filled by October 5.