Bengaluru's killer potholes: BJP protests outside BBMP office
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Wednesday protested with symbolic body outside Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office against recent deaths due to potholes in Bengaluru city.
Earlier on Tuesday evening, a 21-year-old bike-borne woman died after allegedly ramming into a lorry while trying to avoid a pothole in Devanahalli.
The driver of the truck fled the scene after the accident. However, he was arrested later by the Vijaypura police.
The deceased has been identified as Kavita, who was a garment worker and was riding pillion with her elder sister Vijayalakshmi. The incident happened at around 5:30 pm on Tuesday in Devanahalli close to Vishwanathapura police station.
According to the police, while trying to negotiate a pothole, Vijayalakshmi slowed down the two-wheeler when a truck hit them from behind. As the women fell off their vehicle, the truck ran over Kavita, killing her instantaneously.
Two days ago, a woman was run over by a truck when the motorcycle she was riding pillion with her nephew skidded near Nayandahalli while negotiating a pothole.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has blamed torrential rains for the potholes in the city and has promised to rid the city of potholes in a fortnight.