Pune: Three students. who were on a two-wheeler, were killed after they rammed their vehicle into a parked tempo in Bavdhan on Pune-Bengaluru Highway in the wee hours of Wednesday. The incident occurred at around 1 am opposite the Paranjape
According to the Hinjawadi police station, the deceased were identified as Vipul Rajsingh (25), Aman Raj (19) and Ashwin Agarwal (18). Officials of the Hinjawadi police are investigating the case and have lodged a case against tempo driver Shiva Rathod (30), who hails from Haveli in Pune.
Senior Police Inspector DA Patil of Hinjawadi traffic division. who rushed to the spot after the accident, said the tempo driver ran out of diesel and chose to park his tempo on the extreme left of the road. “The indicators of the tempo were working and the driver had also placed tree branches on the tempo to avert mishaps. The three youths, riding on a Bullet failed to judge the distance from the parked tempo and rammed into it. The collision was such that the trio died before reaching the hospital,” added Patil.
The trio students were on their way towards Kothrud. The deceased were accompanied by two friends on another two-wheeler.
Following the incident, Vipul’s brother Rajatraj Singh was informed about the accident.
Patil said the driver of the tempo had gone to fetch diesel and had abandoned his vehicle on the highway. The tempo was carrying PVC pipes and was on its way towards Kolhapur.
Police Inspector R Unde of Hinjawadi police station said the driver of the tempo is at fault for parking his vehicle at the wrong place which led to the accident.
“However the students should also have taken care while driving,” added Unde.
Unde said the accident had nothing to do with weather conditions. Patil added the road conditions were perfect and the accident was caused due to the error of students and the tempo driver.
Sakal Times tried to contact Rajatraj, but his friend said that he is not in a condition to reply.
Officials from MIT College said Vipul was a student of the first year MBA in Telecom Management and Aman was a student of first year BBA in computers. Hinjawadi police said Ashwin was about to apply to colleges for admission.
The trio was staying in Bavdhan and police suspect they hailed from Bihar as the two-wheeler was registered with an RTO in Bihar.
The police are yet to arrest the tempo driver.