Jamshedpur, Jan 21: A 24-year-old girl who was a ‘Corona Warrior’ and a paramedical student of MGM Medical College died after being hit by an unidentified heavy vehicle on NH-33 at Baliguma near Mango under MGM police station area on Thursday morning. The victim was identified as Neha Singh.
Her body was crushed in the mishap however a head-phone remained inside her ears, suggesting that the girl fell victim to the mishap while listening to music. The victim’s smartphone was also crushed under the wheels of the heavy vehicle.
The mishap took place near a narrow bridge at Baliguma of the NH-33 toward the Ghatshila end. According to information, a resident of Baliguma Bustee close to Mango, was returning home on foot from MGM Medical College, negotiating the heavy traffic on the NH-33.
As the news spread the police shifted it to the medical college mortuary, leading her family members to identify to be Neha Singh. Neha was a third year paramedical student of the MGM Medical College and was also a Coronavirus worrier.
OC, MGM police station, Rakesh Kumar the mishap took place as the girl was crossing the national highway near a bridge on foot while listening to music.
“From the initial probe it appeared that two heavy vehicles were crossing on the highway while the girl was crossing it. But as the girl had put on a head-phone, she might not have heard the horn from any of the heavy vehicles and eventually ran over. The vehicle that caused the mishap had sped away,” said Kumar.
A police official said that due to lack of check post reckless driving is also on the rise. More in the last one decade the rise of vehicles particularly, four wheelers have registered manifold increase with each family possessing at least two-wheelers on an average.
“We have found that the drivers of heavy vehicles playing on NH 33 are very careless. The buses are always over loaded and four or five passengers often hang on the foot board. They are fond of overtaking and over speed. For as soon as they get into their vehicles they seem to forget all about the world except themselves. We want the drivers to be instructed to be more active to see that the traffic rules are more effectively enforced on the drivers. Prevention, they should be made to realise, is,in all circumstances better than cure,” said the official.