Mumbai: 19-year-old killed after being crushed under tempo while evading pit

In a shocking incident, on Monday, a 19-year-old boy was killed after being crushed under a tempo after he fell off his bike while evading a pit dug by the civic body.

According to the Hindustan Times, the biker, identified as Huzuralam Sayyed (19), was not wearing a helmet. The pillion rider was the victim's cousin, who has sustained injuries to his leg. The cops have arrested the tempo driver for rash driving. The incident took place around 12.05 am on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road in Chembur, when Sayyed was on his way to a petrol pump. The accident took place after Sayyed saw a yellow barricade in the middle of the road. In order to avoid crashing into the barricade, he swerved to the left, lost control of the bike and fell.

Hanumat Khoparde, an officer from Deonar police station told the leading daily, “The two men were not wearing helmets. Sayyed’s head was crushed under the tempo, which was speeding behind their bike.” After the accident, the duo was rushed to a nearby hospital, where Sayyed was declared dead. After the incident, a raasta roko was staged by Sayyed’s relatives.

A senior official from the civic body’s bridges department told the Hindustan Times, “The BMC is building a flyover, which will cross over from Shivaji Nagar junction, Baiganwadi junction, and Dumping Road junction. About 70% of the work is done and by next year, hopefully, that work will be completed. It’s been 48 hours, but I’ve not yet got any information about the incident and it is not pertaining to the BMC to take any action. The traffic police department will handle it.”

The tempo driver was identified as Kamal Kumar Mishra, who was arrested by Deonar police. Mishra was booked under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304A (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

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