Shilajeet Yadav, the 16-year-old student who was run over by a car while crossing a road in Haji Ali on Sunday, had been away from his mother for four years and was to meet her this week.
“Shilajeet was excited about meeting his mother, who lives in Uttar Pradesh. He was going to leave for his village on November 7,” said Yashoda Gupta, 46, a neighbour.
In another incident two weeks ago, a 13-year-old girl was hit by a speeding car on the same road. The residents are now demanding police patrolling in the area. “The traffic signal on the road was not functioning till yesterday. Steps should be taken to prevent such accidents,” said Madhav Yadav, a resident.