Bengaluru: After potholes claimed another life in Bengaluru, a state minister has come up with a shocking response to the tragedy.
“First, learn to ride properly; don’t blame potholes for the deaths in the city,” a report in the Bangalore Mirror quoted KJ George, the minister for Bengaluru development and town planning, as saying.
The Karnataka minister was reacting to a road accident in which a 16-year-old girl was killed and potholes were blamed for her death.
As per reports, the girl was riding pillion on a bike and was crushed by a bus after her brother lost control of the vehicle on the Mysore road in Bengaluru which was ridden with potholes.
The report quoted police as saying that the duo were riding a bike when a BMTC bus behind them started honking repeatedly. The boy panicked and lost control after his bike hit a pothole.
The girl, identified as P Savitha, fell on the right and was run over by the bus. She was reportedly not wearing a helmet.
“I condole the death of the girl. It is unfortunate. It feels as if I’ve lost someone of my own. But how can you blame the government for everything,” the report further quoted KJ George as saying.