Youths crushed by Roadways bus
MOB OF students went berserk damaging over half-a-dozen buses and creating ruckus on Faizabad Road for about an hour after a UPSRTC bus crushed a student of Babu Banarasi Das (BBD) to death and injured another of Ram Swaroop Engineering College critically on Saturday.india Updated: Oct 15, 2006 00:27 IST
BBD students hit back with violence, disrupt traffic for 2 hours
MOB OF students went berserk damaging over half-a-dozen buses and creating ruckus on Faizabad Road for about an hour after a UPSRTC bus crushed a student of Babu Banarasi Das (BBD) to death and injured another of Ram Swaroop Engineering College critically on Saturday.
Traffic went out of gear for over two hours on the busy road.
The incident took place in the morning when Sunil Kumar Yadav, MBA II-year student of BBD and BBA III-year student of Ram Swaroop College, Wasim, were returning to the college after having tea at Matiari crossing.
They were walking towards the college when a rashly driven UPSRTC bus (UP 32 AN-3909) knocked them down.
The youths suffered serious injuries and were rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Gomti Nagar. While Sunil was declared brought dead, Wasim was battling for life at the Mayo Hospital.
Meanwhile, students at Ram Swaroop College heard about the mishap and gathered outside their college on Faizabad Road. Livid over the mishap, they targeted all UPSRTC buses passing by the road.
Half-a-dozen buses were attacked by the mob.
It was utter chaos on the road for over an hour as students kept pelting stones on vehicles and manhandling drivers.
Later, some students on motorcycles even chased some more buses and pelted stones. Students did not spare drivers of tractors and tempos either.
The group of rowdy students fled the scene only after local police rushed to the spot. Cops caught 15 of them engaged in the unruly act. Drivers of buses hit too lodged FIRs against rowdy students.
On the other hand, administrative officer of Ram Swaroop College Munish Malhotra said students found guilty of involvement in the rowdy act would be taken to task.
First Published: Oct 15, 2006 00:27 IST