Posting for Friend: Can this cracked frame be fixed?

A car bumped into my friend's cycle this past weekend and he fell on the road around Hennur flyover. He escaped without a scratch and there was no visible damage on first look to the cycle but closer inspection revealed a crack on the frame under the stand. Wondering if this can be fixed at all and if it is common for aluminium frames to crack so easily.

He took it to BOTS at Jayanagar and the verdict is that it can't be fixed and even if welded, it wouldn't last and may be dangerous to ride with.

The cycle is a relatively new (about 6 months old) Giant Roam 3. Any lead will help. TIA

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Listing created Jun 24, 2019

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