A pothole claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman biker in Mumbai’s Bandra on Sunday. In order to avoid the pothole, she came under the wheels of a truck.
Jagruti Viraj Hogale was a renowned biker and was also a part of a women-only bikers’ club that had made trips to Leh and Ladakh. She was heading towards Jawhar, which is a famous tourist spot along two other women, police said.
Jayprakash Gute, Assistant police inspector, Kasa police station said that the biker tried to overtake a truck near Vaiti village. She didn’t see a pothole until the last minute as it was raining heavily. She suddenly took a left without realising that the truck was behind her and got crushed under it.
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The deceased’s friends were few metres behind and by the time they caught up to her, she was dead, Gute added.
Recently, the popular Radio Jockey Malishka also took a dig at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). She made a 1.23-minute-long video footage, titled ‘Mumbai tula BMC var bharosa nai ka’ (Mumbai, don’t you have faith in BMC) in Marathi and uploaded on YouTube. In the footage, she purportedly poked fun at the bad state of roads filled with potholes in the city as well as the delays in suburban train schedules.