Two members of a family — a mother and her toddler son — were killed as an under-construction Metro pillar along the Nagawara line of the outer ring road in Bengaluru, news agency ANI reported, citing sources.
According to Bheemashankar S Guled, DCP, Bengaluru East, the two were passing by on a two-wheeler when they were hit by the pillar which fell, resulting in injuries. The injured were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to the injuries, the official said, adding that forensic and other experts have been called to the incident site.
The deceased have been identified as Tejaswini, 35, and her son Vihan. According to The Indian Express, traffic police officials said Tejaswini was travelling to her workplace along with her husband Lohith and their twin children on a motorcycle off the Hennur main road. At around 10.30 am, the Metro pillar along the Nagawara line crashed to the ground.
While Lohith and their daughter sustained minor injuries, Tejaswini and her son Vihan were severely injured and were rushed to the Altius Hospital. Both succumbed to their injuries at around 11 am. While Tejaswini died due to internal bleeding, her son Vihan died of head injuries.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress cornered the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government, accusing it of indulging in corruption in development works.
“This is the result of the ‘40% commission’ government. There is no quality in development works,” Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar told reporters.
More details are awaited.