The victim was identified as Gayatri, a resident of Vellallor village in Thiruvananthapuram district.

19-yr-old Kerala woman dies in freak bus mishap as her bags strap gets stuck in door
news Accident Friday, August 02, 2019 - 16:15

A 19-year-old Kerala woman succumbed to her injuries after a freak bus accident that happened on Friday in Thiruvananthapuram. The woman was dragged along the road by the bus after her bag’s strap got stuck in its door.

Gayatri, a resident of Vellallor village in Thiruvananthapuram district and a final year student of Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology in Nagaroor, succumbed to her head injuries one hour after the accident.

The accident happened on Friday morning at around 9 am while the student was on her way to college. The incident happened at the college junction bus stop in Nedumparambu, while she was getting down from the bus. 

According to officials at Nagaroor police station, the student was the last to get down from the bus. “As she got down her bag’s strap got stuck in the door of the bus. Without knowing this, the driver took the bus forward and the door came open and hit her on the head. She was also dragged along the road for a few feet,” the police official told TNM.

Though Gayatri was taken to a private hospital in Venjaramoodu, she succumbed to her injuries by 10 am on Monday.

Nagaroor police have registered a case and started a probe into the accident. “The staff including driver and conductor of the private bus named ‘Subramaniyam’ will be arrested. We have started a search for them, they will soon be taken into custody,” the official said.

Funeral rites of the girl will be conducted after post-mortem. Gayatri was the eldest daughter of Vellaloor resident Reekha and late Shajees. 

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