On Monday evening, 35-year-old Kumar H died after his scooter skidded when he tried to negotiate a badly patched road in Rajajinagar 2nd Stage ‘D’ Block
Kumar, a plumber from Marappanapalya, tried to overtake a tractor when the dug-up stretch threw him off the scooter. He fell to the ground and came under the tractor’s rear wheels. The blow proved fatal.
The road, barely 15 feet wide, was dug up at several places for laying utility lines but wasn’t patched up properly. The stretch where Kumar fell off was paved with gravel and soil, making it dangerous for vehicle users. On the other side of the road.
Local residents, who say the stretch has become an accident zone, staged a protest at the accident spot on Tuesday and blamed the state government and the BBMP.
They blocked the road with a crane and raised slogans against the authorities. They demanded action against officials responsible for the bad road.