Mysuru: A 15-year-old boy was killed, when the bike he was riding hit the road divider near Millennium Circle (LIC Circle) yesterday morning.
The deceased boy has been identified as Gavi Siddappa, son of Raghupathi, a resident of Rajendranagar in Kesare here and a ninth standard student.
A budding wrestler, Siddappa had been to a garadi for practice and was returning home via Highway Circle. When he neared LIC Circle, the KSRTC bus, which he was following reportedly took a sudden right turn following which the bike hit the road divider.
Siddappa, who was not wearing a helmet suffered serious head injuries and died on the spot.
Soon, a large number of public gathered at the spot and thought that the KSRTC bus had hit the bike but NR Traffic Police, who rushed to the spot, conducted mahazar and found out that the bike had hit the divider resulting in the death of the boy, according to N.R. Traffic Inspector Prasanna Kumar.
N.R. Traffic Police, who registered a case, shifted the body to MMC&RI mortuary and the body was handed over to the family members after post-mortem.
Meanwhile, Inspector Prasanna Kumar has advised parents not to give vehicles for driving or riding to their minor children which is against the law and can invite punishment as per law besides advising public to follow traffic rules.
Parents are responsible for this unfortunate death. There has been no control by parents or RTO to prevent underage children from riding a two wheeler. This accident was in the making. Only strict rule enforcement can prevent such accidents. Will POLICE wake up? Will PARENTS wake up? NO, they will dismiss this as another unfortunate incident.
Parents have to be careful while giving vehicles. It is a loss for family.
Such cases of minors riding recklessly causing accidents pose dangers for others as well, who would be diligently following traffic rules.
Also, police should take actions against minors/teens who are performing stunts on two-wheelers and causing nonsense to general public. These teens while performing stunts on two-wheelers are risking their and others life just to upload those videos in social media!! High time police take strict actions. And parents have a big responsibility to play here as well !!