Bengaluru: A young woman, in her twenties, died in Bengaluru on Thursday night after the two-wheeler on which she was riding pillion with her husband crashed, reportedly due to a pothole on the road.
Statistics of such deaths at an all India level are horrifying - but nothing seems to change. Stuti and her husband, Om Prakash, were riding home when the accident happened. Stuti suffered head injuries while Om Prakash hurt his arm. The couple is from Madhya Pradesh.
With the investigation still on as to what happened, a case of negligence has been filed against the husband by the traffic police in the city.
MA Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, told NDTV that police were still investigating the cause of the accident.
Poor quality roads are a reality across India - Bengaluru too has many potholes. But they are more than just an inconvenience. They can be fatal.