Students protest their friend’s death in a traffic accident in JawalakhelA 19-year-old girl died on Wednesday morning when she was hit by a vehicle in the wee hours.
Tension ran high in the Jawalakhel area on Wednesday afternoon as students protested the death of a girl in the wee hours after being hit by a vehicle.
The Mahindra Bolero jeep (Sa 1 Ja 567) hit Anju Dahal, 19, a bachelor’s level student at Koteshwor Multiple Campus at around 5:15 in the morning, according to Senior Superintendent Kiran Bajracharya, chief of the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur.
She was rushed to Patan Hospital where she was pronounced dead at around 6am, said Bajracharya.
After learning about the incident, students from her college gathered at Jawalakhel to protest the incident and action against the driver. The irate students also obstructed vehicular movement in and around the Jawalakhel area.
Police have taken the driver into custody.
“It looks like the driver was in a hurry to pick up passengers and the speeding vehicle hit the girl while she was trying to cross the road,” said Bajracharya. “Investigation is underway.”
This is the second death in a traffic accident in the Jawalakhel area in less than two weeks.
On February 22, a 23-year-old girl had died after her scooter was hit by a bus in front of the Jawalakhel ground.