Govt buses mow down two

Two people were killed in two serial accidents caused by drivers of government buses in HSR Layout and Tumkur Road on Friday.

Police attributed the accidents to rash and negligent driving by the bus drivers. Traffic was thrown out of gear as the police struggled to remove the bodies from the accident spots.
 At HSR Layout, a speeding BMTC Volvo bus (KA 01 2362) coming from Bannerghatta Road rammed into a two-wheeler at the intersection. Shridhar, 45, a software engineer, who was riding pillion, fell off the bike and came under the front wheel of bus. The bus also rammed into two four-wheelers in front of it.

The accident, which occurred during the peak hours of morning traffic, led to a massive traffic jam that was cleared by afternoon. The driver of the BMTC bus is absconding. In another incident on Tumkur Road, a KSRTC bus (KA13 F 1815) rammed into a moped killing the rider. 

Manjunath Raju, 45, was waiting for the signal to turn green when he was run over by the KSRTC bus. Raju, an auto driver, was on his way to Peenya when the accident occurred at 2.05 pm. 
The bus bound to Hassan crashed into Raju’s moped and a car that was waiting at the signal on SRS Circle.  The driver of the bus immediately fled the spot and is absconding. Due to the accident, police were forced to divert traffic onto the service roads. Hundreds of residents staged a flash protest by blocking the SRS Junction.

Three held Mico Layout police have arrested three men on the charge of plotting to rob a hardware merchant. Sujith Kumar Sharma, Ravindra and Sharan, all from Odisha, are the arrested.Sharma, had roped in the other two to flee with a cash of Rs 15 lakh which his employer, Sunil Agarwal, had asked him to hand over to a seller of a flat at an apartment. Agarwal wanted to buy a flat at Raj Lake Apartment, BTM Layout, police said.

Woman robbedA miscreant barged into a house, thrashed a woman who was alone at home, and made away with jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh at Muninagappa Layout on Thursday. 

Police said when the incident occured, the victim Chandramma, 62, had kept open the front door while getting ready to go out. Her husband had gone out to buy flowers for a pooja. The suspect entered the house, tied her hands and gagged her. After she fell unconscious, the suspect fled with the jewellery. The incident came to light when her husband returned home.  

Gun goes off accidentallyA double barrel shotgun went off accidentally injuring a motorcyclist at Jayanagar 9th Block on Friday.  The gun, registered in the name of Muthappa, a security guard at Shamrao Vittal Bank, had no safety latch, police said. It went off as a boy fiddled with the weapon. Mohammed Gafoor, the motorcyclist, is said to be out of danger.

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