Under Construction Metro Pillar Collapsed in HBR Layout,Mother and Kid dies,BMRCL announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for kin of woman

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)


28-year-old software engineer and her 2.6 year old minor son was killed while her husband and twin daughter were injured when an under-construction pillar of the Metro collapsed on the two-wheeler they were travelling on Outer Ring Road near HBR Layout on Tuesday.

The deceased have been identified as Tejaswini and Vihan while Lohith,Kumar, a civil engineer and his twin daughter injured.

Passers-by pulled out the victims from under the pillar and rushed them to a private hospital where the doctors declared Tejaswini and Vihan as brought dead.

Lohith and his daughter are being said to be out of danger and being treated at the hospital .

Immediately BMRCL MD,Anjum Parvez with Addl CP East,Chandrashekhar M,DCP East,Dr.Bheemashakar S Guled with other officers and staff rushed to spot to take stock of the situation and after collecting details,Senior officer told reporters,that the incident occurred at around 10.45 am when the Lohith Kumar along with wife and children heading towards HBR Layout from Nagawara to drop Tejaswini to work and day care to his children before heading to work .

The Couple are from Dharwad and Gadag and living in a apartment in Nagawara, the police said.Traffic on the busy ring road was disrupted for sometime until the traffic police along with the BMRCL officials reached the spot and began to remove the collapsed structure .

The work was taken up by Hyderabad based NCC company and BMRCL officials which according to a senior officials will be booked under death due to negligence.

Probe revealed that the structure was around 40 meters high and weight over 3 tonnes left without any supporting beams from all sides till the concrete is filled.

However this huge structure crashed due to its weight and lack of support,which according to a senior police officer is a sheer negligence.

There are many such structures which are being erected on the busy roads and the police have directed the BMRCL officials to ensure proper safety measures to prevent any eventuality .