New Delhi, Oct 28: In the national capital, potholes have claimed four lives in past one month. On Wednesday, a 61-year-old became a victim of potholes after his scooter hit a depression on a road at Civil Lines, reported Times of India. PWD filled the pothole few hours after the incident.
Jagdish Sukheja, a businessman by profession, was heading home after closing the shutters of his shop in Chandni Chowk. This is the second such incident in Sukheja family. Three years ago, elder brother of Jagdish became a victim of a pothole in Paschim Vihar area of the city. He has been in a coma, since then.
Due to the impact, his helmet came off, said police. Following the incident, Sukheja family urged the Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in New Delhi to take appropriate steps to prevent such deaths.
“A passerby had informed us about the incident. Sukheja was rushed to a hospital nearby but stopped breathing during treatment,” said the police.
Wife of Sukheja told TOI that he had called her at 6 pm to inform that he will be home in an hour. Also, she said at the day of incident her daughter-in-law was supposed to go with her husband but due to some issues, she had to cancel the plan. Sukheja has left behind his wife and two sons.
A senior official of the police told that they are also looking at other angles.
Shocked by the incident, Rahul, the elder son of the deceased. said, “We talk about development but if people keep dying due to potholes then development is meaningless.”