Techie dies after falling into a pothole in Bengaluru

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 11:26 AM IST

Bengaluru’s potholes have claimed yet another life, this time that of a Haveri-based techie, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday night in M S Palya.

Techie, Ashwin (Aged 27), a native of Haveri district. Ashwin was fatally injured on his way back home, when he fell into a pothole dug by BBMP and BWSSB.
Techie, Ashwin (Aged 27), a native of Haveri district. Ashwin was fatally injured on his way back home, when he fell into a pothole dug by BBMP and BWSSB.
ByYamini C S

Bengaluru’s potholes have claimed yet another life, this time of a Haveri-based techie, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday night in M S Palya area.

The victim was identified as Ashwin (Aged 27), the only son and breadwinner for his family. He is survived by his mother. Police say they are conducting a detailed enquiry and will take suitable action.

Ashwin had gone to visit his friend's house on Sunday and was fatally injured on his way back home when he fell into a pothole dug by BBMP and BWSSB.

Reportedly, there were no caution signs or barricades around the pothole. However, it is also being said that Ashwin was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.

He was immediately rushed to a private hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries soon after.

The tragic incident has left Ashwin’s friends outraged over the continued neglect of the Bangalore Water Board and the BBMP.

The victim's body has been sent for post-mortem to ascertain whether alcohol was involved while driving. The Yelahanka Traffic Police have registered a complaint about this incident.

The High Court has taken charge against the BBMP and BWSSB, asking for a fresh work plan to fill up potholes in the city last week as recurrent mishaps and deaths have been recorded as of late. Lack of coordination between the two bodies is often said to be the reason why roads are dug repeatedly.

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