A 22-year-old JNU student was killed and three others injured in a motorcycle accident on the campus. The deceased student has been identified as Anshu Kumar, while the condition of the injured student, Vishal Kumar, is critical. The two pedestrians involved in the accident are pursuing Masters in Political Science from the university. The injured students have been rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre. An FIR has been registered and investigations are underway.
A tragic accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old student and injuries to three others. Two students riding a KTM motorcycle collided with two pedestrians near Godavari Hostel around 2.30 am, according to the police.
The deceased has been identified as Anshu Kumar, a first-year student studying Russian language. Unfortunately, he was declared brought dead upon arrival at the hospital. Vishal Kumar, 23, who was riding pillion on the motorcycle, is currently in critical condition. It is worth noting that Vishal is not a student of JNU. The pedestrians involved in the accident, Sachin Sharma and Mrigank Yadav, both pursuing Masters in Political Science at the university, suffered injuries as well. Sharma’s condition is critical, while Yadav’s condition is stable. All the injured students were immediately rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre for treatment.
The police have registered an FIR under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and have deployed a crime team and forensic experts to inspect the accident spot. It is essential to determine the cause of the accident and hold responsible parties accountable.
The tragic incident has sent shockwaves across the JNU community, with students expressing their grief and demanding increased safety measures on campus. The JNU administration must take immediate steps to improve road safety within the premises to prevent similar accidents in the future. It is crucial to ensure that students can move around the campus without any fear for their lives.
Road accidents are a significant concern in India, with thousands of lives lost each year. Strict enforcement of traffic rules, awareness campaigns, and improved infrastructure are necessary to mitigate this issue. The JNU incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for continuous efforts to make our roads safer for everyone.
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