THIS IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE ACCIDENTS THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN BANGALORE CITY IN WHICH A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS KILLED ON THE SPOT. ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS, THE BOY’S HEAD WAS SEVERED FOLLOWING THE IMPACT OF HIS CAR WITH THE ANOTHER CAR DRIVEN BY A MINOR. THIS TIME AROUND THE POLICE HAVE TAKEN A VERY SERIOUS COGNISANCE OF THE CASE AND ARRESTED THE PARENTS OF THE MINORS HOLDING THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCIDENT…

The police have made the right call by taking action against the parents of the minor who was killed in the accident that took place in Bangalore on Monday. The police sources have revealed that the boys were on a joy ride in the cars belonging to their parents and while performing the hazardous stunt, their cars crashed into each other due to which one of the boys was killed on the spot.

Based on the reports published in the Bangalore Mirror, the Parents will have to face a Jail time of six months term or pay the fine of Rs. 1000 each or both, for their negligence due to which the accident took place, said the sources.

THE PARENTS OF THE BOYS SURVIVED BOOKED BY THE POLICE (SOURCE)

According to the reports published by the Quint, a joyride in their father’s cars proved deadly for three Bengaluru teenagers. In the early hours on Sunday, three minor boys took their fathers’ cars out for a ride on the Hosur Road Elevated Flyover. According to reports, the boys were driving at a speed of 140 km per hour when their cars brushed against each other. The impact of the jolt led to a tragic accident, where one of the minor boys’ head was severed.

The police reports said that the remaining two boys escaped unhurt miraculously from this deadly accident but the 17-year-old Arfan, a son of a local businessman Saleem, lost his life in this game that children were playing on the road with their father’s cars. The names of the two boys who escaped unhurt in this accident are Srinivas and Anirudh, both 16-years-old. Their parents Govindaraju and Krishnamurthy are IT professionals in reputed companies said the sources.  

The police reports said that the deceased Arfan and the survivor Srinivas are the classmates studying at an international school. They were residents of Devarachikkanahalli, while their friend Anirudh is a resident of HSR Layout.

When the police questioned the two boys who survived this accident they spilled the beans and told the police the entire story. According to them, all three friends took their parents cars out on Sunday and went out for a joyride. They also revealed that this was not the first time that they had taken their parents cars out for the joyride and that they used to go on drive regularly on Sundays. This itself displays the seriousness of the matter.

Continuing their story the boys told the police that they took their father’s Innova, Swift Desire and Skoda respectively for a joyride on that fateful day. According to the minors, this entire thing took place without the knowledge of their parents, and went on a drive at around 12:30 am, ACP Traffic R Hitendra said.

When the accident took place, the boys were speeding on the descending portion of the elevated flyover as Roopena Agrahara. At this point, all three cars brushed against each other, and they lost control due to the high speed of the vehicles. The Skoda car, which Arfan was driving, hit the median on the left side of the road. Due to the impact, his head snapped from his body and he died instantly. The Innova veered to the right, bounced off the median, and hit a milk van coming from the opposite direction. Srinivas, who was driving the Innova, survived with minor injuries. However, as the Innova car rammed into the milk van, it turned over and the axle broke. The driver and cleaner in the milk van escaped with minor injuries, he said.    

Following the news of an accident, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) R Hitendra, DCP Abhishek Goyal, and other senior officers visited the accident spot. A case of negligence has been filed against the two minor boys as well as the parents of the three boys at the Madiwala police station.

ONE OF THE CAR INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT (SOURCE)

The parents have been booked for the negligence of their minor kinds based on the order of the High Court of Karnataka which says that in case of accident by the minors (riding or driving) the police needs to book their parents under section 184 wherein the parents can also be sent to the jail for six months or pay the fine of Rs. 1000 or both.

The reports further say that despite all efforts of the police and regional transport offices (RTOs) on cracking down on the underage driving the parents continue to allow their minors to drive the vehicles. The reason behind this is said to be the indication of letting their kids get independent. It may be recalled that the Hyderabad police had gone into an overdrive in 2016 after an inebriated young man without a license ended up killing a small girl and her grandfather. More than 260 minors were caught driving in one day.

Whatever amount of efforts the police or government put into educating the people about the traffic sense will go waste, if the people do not get educated themselves. How can you expect your children to follow the rules when you, yourself, do not implement it. What is your opinion on this issue? Please do share your valuable comments and suggestions on this subject.

SOURCE: THE QUINT | THE NEWS MINUTE | NDTV      

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