Class XII student of KV hit by speeding Ola, condition serious
Kolkata: A Class XII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya near Ordnance factory at Dum Dum sustained serious injuries on various parts of her body after she was hit by a speeding Ola cab on Jessore road on Monday morning.
The incident had prompted the guardians to take to the streets who staged a demonstration on Jessore Road demanding some restrictions in traffic movement on Jessore Road particularly in front of the school gate at the time when the school starts and gets over.
The victim, Cyndrela Singh, a resident of Subhasnagar in Dum Dum was entering the school when the accident took place. She was crossing Jessore Road near her school when a speeding airport-bound Ola cab hit the girl. She fell by the side of the road after the impact.
After seeing the incident, the local residents rushed to her rescue. Some of them tried to stop the vehicle, the driver of which, however, sped up to flee from the spot. In the process of fleeing, the driver hit another person who suffered minor injuries in the incident.
The local people finally managed to stop the errant vehicle a few yards away from the place of the incident. The driver was later handed over to the police. The victim girl was rushed to a nearby private hospital. The doctors said that the girl received injuries on her waist, head and limbs. Her condition was stated to be serious.
The agitating guardians put up a roadblock for a while and later lifted the demonstration after the intervention of senior police officers. The school authorities have said that they had urged the police to restrict the speed of vehicles near the school particularly when the children enter the school or come out at the end of the school hours. But police did not take any step in this regard, the school authorities have alleged.
A guardian has alleged that there is a police check post situated in the area but no steps are taken in this regard. Police said they were planning to check the speed of the vehicles in front of the school. As the number of police personnel is low, it is not always possible to conduct checking.
Arijit Mondal, a guardian of a student said: "Children who come to study at the school are always vulnerable as vehicles ply at a top speed on the Jessore Road with the police playing the role of mute spectators. The school authorities also urged the police to control the speed of vehicles in the area but no major steps have been taken yet."