On India’s ‘Bloodline’ Buses, Corruption, Transport Shortage are Deadly Mix

On India’s ‘Bloodline’ Buses, Corruption, Transport Shortage are Deadly Mix

NEW DELHI - In a dusty alley on the fringe of the capital, a group of 30 women stared at the ground in plaintive silence. They formed a circle around Omwati Kishore, whose grief choked the air as she waited for her husband to return with the cremated remains of her youngest son.

Over the weekend, 10-year-old Tushar and his cousin were returning from school on the back of a motorcycle since the van that normally ferried them was broken down. Their driver lost control when a rogue bus hit the bike; the boy fell into its path.

"My son was taken from me, and the police have done nothing to punish the criminals who killed him," said Omwati, shaking with rage. Tushar had been crushed beyond recognition. "They should hang for this."

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