Atul Loya’s death in front of Narayanguda police station triggers tension
Hit by the door of a Rakshak vehicle flung open by a home guard, a teenager fell off his two-wheeler only to be run over by a bus coming from behind at Narayanguda on Tuesday.
The tragic death of Atul Loya, 16, first year Inter student of Narayana College in Vithalwadi in Himayathangar, right in front of the Narayanaguda police station, triggered tension with student unions and political parties staging protests. Atul’s classmate, Govind Jaju, 16, who was riding pillion, escaped with minor injuries.
The two teenagers from Dilsukhnagar area started for college on their Honda Activa around 8.30 a.m.
They were proceeding from Shanti theatre side to Narayanguda junction when home guard Krishna Goud, opened the left side door of the Rakshak vehicle.
Policemen stopped the Rakshak vehicle on the road in front of the police station and were to alight to hand over some documents to the officials.
The Home Guard apparently failed to notice the vehicles coming from the side and the vehicle door hit the scooter.
Atul Loya was thrown off his bike and fell on the left side and was run over by the bus.
He was rushed to Apollo Hospital in Hyderguda in a three-wheeler with bleeding wounds where the doctors declared him brought dead.
As news spread about the incident, hundreds of students from different colleges in the area gathered at the station and demanded action against the policemen.
Meanwhile, activists of some students unions and political parties too descended there demanding compensation to the victim’s family, leading to tension. Senior police officials rushed and pacified the agitators.
A case under section 304-A (rash and negligent act resulting in death) of Indian Penal Code was registered.
The Home Guard, Krishna Goud, and the bus driver, Rahamatul Hussain, were arrested.