A 22-year-old JNU student was killed and three others injured in a motorcycle accident on the campus. The incident occurred when two students on a motorcycle collided with two pedestrians. The deceased has been identified as Anshu Kumar, a first-year student, while the condition of one of the injured is critical. The injured students have been taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre.
A tragic incident occurred on the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the early hours of Sunday, resulting in the death of a 22-year-old student and injuries to three others. The accident occurred around 2.30 am when two students riding a KTM motorcycle collided with two pedestrians walking towards Godavari Hostel.
The victim, identified as Anshu Kumar, was a first-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Russian language. Unfortunately, he was declared brought dead upon arrival at the hospital. Vishal Kumar, 23, who was riding pillion, is currently in critical condition. It is worth noting that Vishal is not a student of JNU. The two pedestrians involved in the accident, Sachin Sharma and Mrigank Yadav, are pursuing Masters in Political Science from the university. Sharma is in critical condition, while Yadav is in stable condition. Both have been admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre for treatment.
Authorities have taken prompt action in response to the incident. An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC, and a crime team, along with a forensic team, has inspected the accident site to gather evidence and determine the cause of the collision. The police are actively investigating the matter to ensure justice is served.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for vigilance, even within university campuses. It is crucial for both pedestrians and motorcyclists to adhere to traffic rules and exercise caution while navigating the roads. Such tragic accidents can be avoided through responsible behavior and awareness of one’s surroundings.
The JNU community is grieving the loss of a young life and hoping for the swift recovery of the injured students. The university administration and the student community, together, must work towards creating a safer environment within the campus premises, emphasizing the value of road safety education and awareness programs. By doing so, they can prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future and ensure the well-being of all members of the JNU community..