Mishap death sparks angry protest at Jinsi

Published on Jan 28, 2006 12:47 PM IST

A MAN died after being hit by a bus at Jinsi under the Jehangirabad police station area on Friday morning. Infuriated residents smashed the windowpanes of the bus after the mishap.

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A MAN died after being hit by a bus at Jinsi under the Jehangirabad police station area on Friday morning. Infuriated residents smashed the windowpanes of the bus after the mishap.

According to police, the incident occurred around 10 am. The victim, Qadeer Qureshi, 55, a resident of Jinsi, was hit by a bus MP 04/HV-9277 while turning at the rotary. Qureshi was crossing the road when the bus hit him, eyewitnesses said. 

Qureshi received fatal injuries. His teenaged son, who was with him fainted seeing his father’s condition.  Both of them were rushed to the hospital where doctors declared Qureshi brought dead.

No sooner did the mishap occur than the people in the crowded Jinsi area gathered around the bus. They pelted stones at the bus and tried to set it ablaze. The police rushed to the rescue of the driver, Raghunath Singh, who was the target of the crowd’s ire. The police took him away and stopped them from setting the bus afire.

Police officials talked to residents and urged them to exercise restraint but it took sometime before tempers could be cooled. The deceased, Qureshi, was a tempo driver. He had been admitted in the hospital after suffering a stroke and had been relieved only a couple of days back.

Residents were demanding compensation to the kin of the victim. They complained that even though the by-pass road existed the buses passed through the City causing chaos and accidents.  According to police the private buses ply between Nasrullahganj and Indore.

The Jehangirabad police have   registered a case of negligent driving leading to death against the driver and started investigations in this regard. The number of accident related  deaths has been growing in the Capital and in 2005, 210 deaths were reported on City roads.

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