Techie knocked to death by speeding vehicle

A 24-year-old software engineer died after a speeding vehicle knocked him down on Wednesday evening on Hosur Road near Madiwala.(Image for representation)

A 24-year-old software engineer died after a speeding vehicle knocked him down on Wednesday evening on Hosur Road near Madiwala.

Shivam Badal was a native of Madhya Pradesh and was working for an IT company in Bagmane Tech Park.

A senior police official said Badal was returning to his paying guest accommodation in Rupena Agrahara at 9.30 pm when an unidentified vehicle coming in the opposite direction from the Silk Board junction knocked him down and killed him instantly.

Since the accident took place in the night, no one noticed, but the official said the police are collecting CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the vehicle. The police informed Badal’s parents about the accident and his body has been taken for postmortem to St John’s Hospital.

Rakesh, Badal’s relative, told the police that the techie went for a walk on Wednesday night after dinner and left his mobile for charging.

The police found Badal’s company identity card and called his roommates early on Thursday morning. Badal was at the PG accommodation since Wednesday was a holiday on account of May Day.

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