MARGAO: A Cuncolim police team, accompanied by an NGO representative, visited United High School, where students were injured in the Balrath accident at Balli on Thursday morning.
The team recorded statements from three injured students and assured that statements from the remaining students would also be documented. The statement of the bus attendant, present during the accident, has already been recorded.
A Balrath bus ferrying 34 school students from Khaddem to Cuncolim’s United High School veered off the road, overturned and fell into a ditch at Balli early Thursday morning. The accident occurred after the bus’s steering wheel allegedly got locked. Out of the 27 students on board, a total of 22 sustained injuries in the mishap.
Cuncolim police mentioned that six students were admitted to South Goa District Hospital, with five discharged and one still undergoing treatment.
Cuncolim Police Inspector Diogo Gracias said that the offence has been registered under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC against the Balrath driver, and that he has received a notice under Section 41 of CrPC, mandating his appearance before the Cuncolim police on December 11 for further inquiry into the incident.