Jamshedpur: Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and activists attended the last rites of Yuvraj Singh, son of BJP leader Upendra Singh, who died in a road accident in Telco yesterday.
Former CM Arjun Munda, MLA of Jamshedpur East Raghuvar Das and many others visited the residence of Upendra Singh to console him. Munda demanded arresting of the accused driver as early as possible.
Yuvraj Singh, an engineering student, was killed after being knocked down by a bus near Ring Road, Telco, yesterday. His death sparked protest by local BJP leaders and residents who demanded safer city roads.
Members of Ghorabandha unit of BJP burnt tyres at Kharangajhar Chowk to protest the accident death. They stopped minibuses and auto rickshaws from plying on the road for several hours in the morning. However later it was decided to exempt school vans, buses and ambulances from the bandh.
The BJP activists expressed anger at Kharangajhar Chowk, Plaza Chowk, Telco Labour Bureau roundabout at several other places demanding arresting of the guilty bus driver whose negligence reportedly led to the mishap costing Yuvraj Singh his life.
They also demanded strict implementation of traffic laws in the city. They said they will go on indefinite agitation in case the district administration officials concerned failed to improve the city traffic scenario.
Many teachers and students of Telco visited the house of Upendra Singh to pay homage to late Yuvraj Singh.