Woman, toddler killed after under-construction metro pillar collapses in Bengaluru

10 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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A woman and her toddler son were killed after an under-construction metro pillar collapsed near Nagavara on Bengaluru’s outer ring road on Tuesday morning, according to police. While the mom ...

A woman and her toddler son were killed after an under-construction metro pillar collapsed near Nagavara on Bengaluru’s outer ring road on Tuesday morning, according to police.

While the mom and her two-and-a-half-year-old boy died in hospital from their injuries, her husband and daughter were also hospitalised. When the tragedy occurred, the four of them were riding their bikes.

Bheemashankar S Guled, DCP East Bengaluru said, “This morning around 10:45 am, when the couple along with their twin children were travelling towards Hebbal when the metro pillar collapsed on the bike. The mother, Tejaswini and son Vihaan were seriously injured and shifted to Altis Hospital where both of them succumbed to their injuries. “

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the government would conduct an investigation into the case. The Chief Minister also assured of providing compensation to the grieving family.

“We will inquire how the incident happened, and provide compensation to the affected family,” he said.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after an under-construction metro pillar collapsed in Bengaluru’s Navagara claiming two lives.

“Karnataka Chief Minister must resign. It’s a clear case of poor work and people have succumbed to it. Now, people of Bengaluru and Karnataka are fed up,” Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy said on pillar collapse in Bengaluru

“It’s very shocking that an under-construction pillar fell on a woman and child. Until now there were pothole deaths now pillars are collapsing. This is a clear case of violation, negligence and corruption of the BJP govt,” Reddy added.

Earlier today, Anjum Parvez, MD, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh has been announced for the kin of victims in the incident.