BMTC bus hits car after brake failure, driver beaten up

BMTC bus driver Sudharshan Gowda (31) being treated at a hospital on Monday.

A BMTC bus driver was beaten up by a mob after he lost control of the bus and hit a car near the Mohan Theatre in Kamakshipalya on Wednesday.

The driver, Sudharshan Gowda (31), has been admitted to a hospital, the police said.

According to a senior police officer, Gowda was driving on the Majestic-Ignehalli route. When he was moving towards Ignehalli, near the theatre, he lost control of the bus due to brake failure and hit the car. People started assaulting him with wooden sticks and did not listen to his pleas.

The police rushed to the spot following an alert from passers-by and shifted him to hospital. Gowda suffered a fracture in his right hand and received four stitches in the other hand.

The Kamakshipalya police registered an FIR following a complaint from Gowda, and are investigating further.

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