BENGALURU: Two more accidents were reported inside the Jnana Bharathi campus of Bangalore University (BU) on Tuesday, even as students continued their protest demanding a ban on the entry of private vehicles and better road infrastructure.
The students have been protesting after a PG student, Shilpa Shree, fell from the footboard of a moving bus, following which the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) laid unscientific speed breakers on the campus overnight.
Without prior information and sign boards to alert motorists about the newly laid speed breakers, a motorcyclist, Mohammed Fazil, lost control of his vehicle and was hit by another two-wheeler. He was seriously injured and admitted to a private hospital for treatment.
The traffic police closed all four roads with barricades connecting the university after the series of accidents on the road till Wednesday morning. The police also checked motorists for alcohol consumption on the university premises.
The university students protested against the unscientific speed breakers by boycotting classes at 10.30 am on Wednesday. Hundreds of students participated in the protest.
On Tuesday too, the university students had staged a protest demanding a complete ban on movement of vehicles on the campus after a student, Shilpa Shree, fell from the footboard while boarding a bus on Monday morning.
The police requested the students to stop the protest and to clear the road to make way for traffic, but they refused.
On Monday night, some of the student leaders were detained by the police, following which the other students gathered in front of the Jnana Bharati station and raised slogans. Later, the police released the detained students.
A meeting was also held at Jnana Bharathi police station with professors, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, and student leaders, and they promised to take immediate steps to curb accidents. The students were demanding the closure of four roads connecting the campus and the university vice-chancellor to visit the spot.