During construction of the Namma Metro construction site in Bengaluru, a mother and her toddler son were killed by a collapsed structure

A reinforcement structure fell over the deceased while they were riding a bike. A pile-up of vehicles occurred on the busy ORR, causing heavy traffic in and around Hennur, Kalyan Nagar, HBR Layout, Nagawara, and surrounding areas.  

On January 10, Tuesday morning, at Nagawara, a woman and her two-and-a-half-year-old son were killed when a structure fell on them at a Namma Metro construction site. In accordance with the police, the two victims were riding on a two-wheeler with their father and the other child, who survived with minor injuries.

Around 10.45 a.m., a Namma Metro structure collapsed and struck Lohith, his wife Tejaswini, and their twin children. Tejaswini and Vihan were seriously injured and subsequently transferred to a private hospital. Both, unfortunately, succumbed,” said DCP Bhimashankar Guled, East Division

A police complaint was filed against the officials of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and the contractor shortly thereafter. The family of the deceased has alleged negligence by Metro authorities.

The police said, “Based on Lohith’s statement to the police, we have registered the FIR, and an investigation is going on. The FIR has been registered under Sections 337 (causing hurt by an act of endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304-A (causing death by negligence), and 427 (mischief causing damage) of the IPC.”

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