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KSRTC bus driver arrested, parents stage protest

NYOOOZ 2017-11-17 00:00:00

Summary: The KSRTC bus driver was driving rashly even after negotiating a curve, which led to the collision,” a senior police officer probing the accident said. The roof of the school bus was ripped off in the accident, near Harohalli on Kanakapura Road. Passers-by immediately rescued the children and the driver, Danappa, from the mangled school bus. Parents and local leaders demanded that the school management members also reach the spot,” said an official of the Education Department. A six-year-old boy died on the spot while 10 other students of Rishi Samskruti Vidya Shaale and the driver of the school bus were injured.


The roof of the school bus was ripped off in the accident, near Harohalli on Kanakapura Road. | Photo Credit: Handout E Mail The Harohalli police have arrested KSRTC bus driver Rajashekhar on the charge of death due to negligence, and rash and negligent driving following the collision with a school bus, which was ferrying 15 students to a school, on Kanakapura Road, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, on Thursday morning. A six-year-old boy died on the spot while 10 other students of Rishi Samskruti Vidya Shaale and the driver of the school bus were injured. Passers-by immediately rescued the children and the driver, Danappa, from the mangled school bus. The police are now waiting for the medical reports of Danappa and Rajashekar to ascertain whether either was driving under the influence of alcohol. “It was a narrow road. The KSRTC bus driver was driving rashly even after negotiating a curve, which led to the collision,” a senior police officer probing the accident said. Parents and the relatives of the children, along with villagers, rushed to the Kanakapura government hospital and staged a protest , As Reported By Hindu.

According to the Newspaper,They vented their ire on the school management for not going to the spot. “Only the headmaster and employees of the school were present. Parents and local leaders demanded that the school management members also reach the spot,” said an official of the Education Department. Officials of Department of Public Instruction (DPI) said that they would issue a show-cause notice to the school and seek an explanation for alleged negligence. No member of the school management was available for comment..

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/ksrtc-bus-driver-arrested-parents-stage-protest/article20497924.ece