In yet another incident of migrant’s death, a 26-year-old Sagheer Ansari who was cycling back home to his village in Bihar from Delhi, died after being hit by a speeding SUV in Lucknow.
As per sources, the victim, who worked as a tailor in Delhi started his journey from Delhi on 5th May along with seven other colleagues and was cycling to his home in East Champaran district. On Saturday, at around 10 am, the group sat on a divider of the Shaheed Path, to have food when a speeding car rammed into Sagheer who was sitting next to a brick enclosure meant for plants on the divider. Two hours later, Sagheer was declared dead at the medical college in Lucknow.
“We were hungry and were eating Chura since we were not getting anything else to eat. The car came at such speed that it smashed the wall and hit Sagheer,” said Sahib Ansari, the victim’s cousin. “A tree and the other brick enclosures prevented the car from hitting the rest of them. Otherwise, it would have killed two-three more,” he added.
Sagheer, who was rushed to a hospital, died while undergoing treatment. The victim’s cousin also revealed that the car driver disembarked from the car and offered to provide financial help, however, he later refused after the victim died.
According to the FIR lodged at the Sushant Golf City police station, a case was registered against the driver for causing death by negligence not amounting to culpable homicide and mischief. The officials confirmed that the migrant workers belong to Palanwa in East Champaran. Due to the ongoing lockdown, they were left without work who later decided to head back home.