In what can could have turned out to be a fatal accident, a man had a narrow escape while returning home from office in Bengaluru on February 7. Surajit Banerjee was on his way home from work on his two-wheeler when the incident occurred at Akshay Nagar, near DLF, on a connecting road from the highway to his residence.
A kite string was tied from one end to the other at a particular point on the road and as Surajit crossed that stretch, it cut near his eyes and nose. Immediately, Surajit pressed the brakes as his two-wheeler came to a halt.
While speaking about the incident with IndiaToday.in, Surajit’s wife Swagata Banerjee said that the only saving grace was that her husband was wearing a helmet. He injured himself as the helmet glass was open.
“My husband was returning from office and the incident occurred at around 9:30 pm. It happened near my home in an area that is slightly dark and parts of it is occupied by slums. The kite string was tied from one end of the road to the other. He was on his two-wheeler and was wearing a helmet. But the glass was open. The kite string cut near his eyes and nose, and he injured himself. He saved himself because he was wearing the helmet. Surajit’s accident could have been fatal had the kite string cut his neck,” Swagata Banerjee told IndiaToday.in.
The road was considerably deserted at the time of the accident but one person spotted Surajit and came forward to help. “The area in which the accident occurred is not an empty street because of which such an incident is quite unexpected. Whoever tied the kite string on the road had some particular intention and that is for sure. It was for someone else. Because my husband took that road on Friday, he found himself in that situation. He never takes that road but because of something, decided to take that route,” Swagata added.
In fact, Swagata also said that she used to take that particular road while returning from office at one point of time but never experienced any such suspicious act. “This sort of an incident is unexpected in Bangalore,” she said.
Meanwhile, Swagata wrote about Surajit’s accident on Facebook and also tagged Bangalore Police in her post.Source: India Today