Jamshedpur, July 27: In a road mishap, two girl students of Kerala Samajam Model School(KSMS) were injured, one of them seriously when the scooter they were riding was hit by an auto-rickshaw on the busy Sakchi-Bistupur Road near Garamnallah under Sakchi police station area on Wednesday afternoon.
The students identified as Priyanka Rawat (16) and Priyanka Kumari (16) were rescued by passers-by and rushed to Tata Main Hospital’s emergency. They were soon admitted in the hospital and shifted to the surgical wards, where condition of Priyanka Rawat was stated to be serious.
According to hospital sources, both the victims sustained head injuries, but Priyanka Rawat has sustained multiple injuries on her left hand and left leg. Both Rawat and Priyanka Kumari are residents of Tinplate and Baridih respectively and are students of class XI.
Officer-in-charge of Sakchi police station, Anjani Kumar Tiwary said the mishap took place due to the rash driving by an unidentified auto-rickshaw. He said both the students were not wearing helmets.
Tiwary said the cops posted at the Tata Main Hospital camp police station will take a statement of the injured students and would also ask them why they were they going towards Bistupur instead of returning to their homes. He said that hunt was on to detect the guilty auto-rickshaw driver who would be prosecuted if caught.
One of the injured, Priyanka Kumari, who was in a condition to speak said, “I am in state of shock and everything happened in a second. We were going towards Bistupur and as we were crossing the Garamnallah stretch, auto-rickshaw hit us from behind and fled the spot,” said Priyanka while talking to newsmen.
Principal, Kerala Samajam Model School, Nandini Shukla said today was the last day of the first term examination of the XIth graders.”The girls might have wanted to go to Bistupur market. But they should have been more careful while riding on a two-wheeler,” said Shukla