Published On : Sat, Dec 6th, 2014

Shantanu Abhiraj, Priyadarshani Engineering student, dies in road mishap on Hingna Road

Shantanu Abhiraj

A student of Priyadarshani College of Engineering, Hingna in Nagpur died in road accident in the wee hours of Saturday. The fatal accident occurred between Hingna T-Point and Rangoli Square.

The deceased has been identified as Shantanu Abhiraj (22), resident of Plot No. 32, tenant of Nitin Purshottam Pande, Sahane Layout, Mangalmurti Square, Trimurti Nagar, Nagpur. Shantanu originally hailed from Patna (Bihar) and had come to city for studying engineering. Shantanu was student of Final Year Mechanical Engineering.

Police sources and reports said that Shantanu, along with his friend Anees Ansari, was going toward Rangoli Square from Hingna T-Point on his Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle around 2.25 in the wee hours of Saturday. While proceeding, Shantanu’s motorcycle reportedly skidded off the road and both he and his friend Anees Ansari crashed on the ground with a thud. Shantanu suffered serious head injuries with blood spewing from his ears, mouth and nose while Anees Ansari escaped with minor bruises. Anees, with the help of some passersby, rushed Shantanu to a nearby private hospital. But the hospital referred critically injured Shantanu to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). He was immediately taken to GMCH. But it was too late. Doctors at GMCH’s Emergency Ward pronounced Shantanu ‘brought dead.’

Shantanu Abhiraj  (2)
Doctors at GMCH later informed police about the accident who sent body of Shantanu for post-mortem. Meanwhile, Pratap Nagar police reached the spot of fatal accident and after completing preliminary enquiries registered a case of accidental death. Cops have launched further probe and recorded statements of Anees Ansari and others in this connection.

Ironically, destiny played its cruel role in the death of the budding student. Shantanu, after completing the examination on December 4, was to leave for Patna today (December 6) to be with his parents and other near and dear ones. Shantanu will reach his home in Patna, dead. Destiny planned that way.