BENGALURU: Triple riding proved costly for three teenagers, who were on a joyride on NICE Road in the wee hours of Sunday.
While 16-year-old Tejus died on the spot after the scooter he was riding crashed into a parapet wall, two of his friends riding pillion—Kishore and Manish —sustained severe injuries. They are undergoing treatment at NIMHANS.
All the three were residents of Govindrajnagar in Vijaynagar and had just passed their Class 10.
Quoting injured Kishore, a senior police officer said as per their plan, all the three teenagers woke up at 3 am on Sunday to go for a joyride on NICE Road.
Tejus was riding the Honda Activa. Around 3.45am, while passing the NICE Road railway bridge, Tejus lost the control of his bike due to overspeeding. It crashed into the parapet wall and Tejus’ head hit the wall, which resulted in his death on the spot. Manish and Kishore were lying in a pool of blood and a passerby called police control room to rush them to a nearby hospital.
None of them were wearing helmets.
“Kishore said that Tejus stealthily took the scooter for the ride in the absence of his father, who owns a photo studio. He was out of town to attend an event. His mother had even asked Tejus to stay away from the scooter. But the trio went ahead with their plan,” the officer added.
Kishore had also alerted Tejus when he was overspeeding on a narrow stretch, but he did not pay heed.
VEHICLE OWNER WILL BE BOOKED: POLICE
A senior police officer said they are verifying the documents to confirm the owner of the vehicle. “We will then book the owner for giving the bike to the minors. A case of negligent driving has been filed,” he added.
NO LESSON LEARNT
The city police on September 8, 2016 had arrested a contractor Chandrashekar for giving his bike to his minor son. His 16-year-old son Kirtan was performing wheelie when the pillion rider Shiney Kiran died in an accident.
HC ORDERED STRICT ACTION IN 2015
In 2015, the High Court had ordered the authorities concerned to make sure that parents of minor children driving two-or four-wheelers to be booked.