‘Anuradha was lying in a pool of blood, but no one came forward to help’
Anuradha, an MD first year student at the Sumatibai Shah Ayurvedic college was on her way to attend lectures when she was knocked down and run over by a Tempo Traveler on Wednesday morning.Updated: Jul 27, 2017 15:57 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
Anuradha Pantulwar (23), who died in an accident on Wednesday, has left her family and friends in complete shock.
Anuradha, an MD first year student at the Sumatibai Shah Ayurvedic college was on her way to attend lectures when she was knocked down by a Tempo Traveler on Wednesday morning. The driver of the Tempo Traveler fled the spot, police said.
Anuradha was lying in pool of blood after the accident. Makarand Patil, an employee with a private firm, was passing the spot saw her lying on the road. He called an ambulance. However, Anuradha was declared dead upon reaching hospital.
“A private hospital was nearby but no one came forward to admit Anuradha initially. Some of us saw her lying in a pool of blood so I immediately called the ambulance,” said Patil
The medical student wasn’t wearing a helmet, which she bought the previous day, while she was riding her two-wheeler.
Anuradha was remembered as a very hard working student by her research guide Amit Awalaskar. She was taking guidance for her research in medical pharmacy from Awalaskar.
Remembering her, Awalaskar said, “Anuradha was very hard working and was pursuing her MD in ayurveda. Her understanding of the subject was very good and she was an excellent student.”
Awalaskar informed that Anuradha was originally from Nanded and had started with her research just a year and a half ago in which she was excelling. He was confident she would have been an excellent doctor.
The sudden death of Pantulvar has completely shocked her brother who was also working in Pune.
He mused how he tragically lost his sister “during raksha bandhan”.
After Anuradha’s death, the college where she was studying have demanded that police should declare the site as an “accident spot” and immediately carry out corrective measures.
According to Dr. Nilesh Phule Vice principal of Sumantai Shah Ayurved Mahavidyalaya said, “Anuradha was student of 1st year M.D. She was very studious student as she got government seat in our college. She was to appear for her exam in October 2017’’.
Phule said, “Everyday there is a huge traffic on Mundhwa-Hadapsar road, this road should be declared as ‘Accident Spot’ and carry out corrective steps because the width of the road is not enough as compared to number of vehicles travelling,”
First Published: Jul 27, 2017 12:13 IST