Patna Niftian was on strike against Eve Teasing, Molestation, High Speed Driving today in the front of NIFT Patna main Gate. Student protest in very peaceful manner by wearing Black dresses. They have use the hashtag #RightToSafety.
The Strike were taken place due to the yesterday incident, where a student of NIFT Patna died in a accident. In a shocking incident, a scooty-borne girl student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna, was crushed to death by a speeding truck at Dashrath Mor on New Bypass Road under Gardanibagh police station area on Thursday.
The accident occurred when the girl, Priti Bharti (21), a resident of Mahavir Colony under Beur police station area in the city, was on way to college. “The girl was run over by the truck when she was changing lanes,” sub-inspector of Gardanibagh police station Narendra Kumar said, adding the girl was rushed to a private hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead.
An agitated mob torched the truck. Its driver, however, managed to escape.
The agitators were demanding ban on the plying of heavy vehicles on the city roads during college and school hours and arrest of the vehicle owner. They were also demanding deputation of police at the roads near educational institutes to ensure safety of students, including women.
The students raised slogans like ‘We have right to stay safe’, ‘Make Patna safer for us’ and ‘Safety rules are your best tools’ and held the district administration responsible for the death of Preeti. NIFT’s faculty members and non-teaching employees also joined the protests.
Student said that, this is a common thing today, last month one student also died due to an accident. Also, Few boys outside of college gate molest and comments on the girls student of NIFT Patna. Police officers have been asked to report or FIR has been filed. But there is no action against them.
The students withdrew their stir around 2pm only after additional SP Sushant Saroj and Jakkanpur police station SHO Abrar Ahmad Khan reached the spot and assured them that stern action would be taken against the people involved in rash driving.