As I looked back…there was nothing…: Metro mishap victim’s husband

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BENGALURU: The husband of the woman who lost her life along with her son after an under-construction Metro pillar collapsed in Bengaluru on Tuesday, said he has lost everything now.

Lohit Kumar Sulake, in a message, said the government should ensure such incidents do not occur again. Narrating the ordeal, he said, “We were travelling in a two-wheeler. I was supposed to drop them off at a place and proceed from there. But this incident happened within a fraction of second. As I looked back, my wife and kid had fallen. Nothing was there in my hand”.

He asked the government to take safety measures and precautions to avert any such occurrence in future. “What should I tell the government, I have lost everything. The government should only ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future. All safety measures and precautions should be taken so that others do not have to face this situation”, he said.

Madan Kumar, father of the deceased demanded the stoppage of the construction work and said that he will not take the body of his daughter till the contract is cancelled.

“Till the contractor’s licence is not cancelled, I won’t take the body. Who gave them permission to build such tall pillars? The tender should be cancelled and the work should be stopped. I will see what is to be done in court”, he said.

Nirmala, the mother-in-law of the deceased Tejaswini, said, “She came to Bangalore 10 days back from Davanagere. She went to drop her children to school. This incident happened around 10:30 am. We are angry and we want justice. No senior officials came to the spot”.

Vijayakumar, father-in-law of the victim, alleged that the contractor in charge of the Metro pillar construction didn’t take safety measures. Speaking to ANI, Vijayakumar, the father-in-law, demanded that the construction work be stopped immediately.

“The contractor in charge of the Metro pillar construction clearly didn’t take safety measures. The construction activity should be stopped immediately because it is going on without safety,” he said.

“If a bus or some other vehicle carrying passengers would have crossed that point, there could have been more casualties. Our world has been destroyed. I demand the government to provide safety measures at the construction sites,” Vijayakumar added. (ANI)

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