Rejecting the media reports which highlighted the civic apathy suggesting that potholes were the reason behind the death of a 34-year-old Mumbai biker, Maharashtra Public Works Minister, Chandrakant Patil has made fresh claims suggesting that potholes were not the reason behind the death of the woman.

While addressing the media over the matter, Patil said, “The road on which she was riding was water-logged and had become muddy and slippery. Her motorcycle slipped and she fell down. A truck which was behind hit her, killing her instantly. The accident did not take place due to potholes.”

Patil also added that all the officials of the PWD Department have been instructed to repair all the potholes on roads leading to the Konkan region ahead of the Ganesh festival.

As per reports, the Mumbai based 34-year-old Jagruti Hogale was killed on Sunday on Jawhar-Dahanu road in the Palghar district after she hit a pothole on the highway and was crushed to death by the truck behind her.

A resident of Mumbai’s Bandra, Ms Hogale was on her way to a weekend getaway to Jawhar with friends on Sunday morning when the accident took place.

The incident which took place on the Jawhar-Dahanu road is the 4th reported incident this year.

A lot has already been done to wake the concerned authorities against the killings taking place by the ignorance of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

In order to highlight the civic apathy, a Mumbai-based Radio Jockey (RJ), Malishka, who tried to bring out the civic issues in a video, was slammed by BMC to pay Rs 10,000 as fine over her defamatory video against the BMC.