Speeding vehicles kill two pedestrians on City roads

Speeding vehicles kill two pedestrians on City roads

Three people, including two pedestrians, were killed in separate accidents in the City since Saturday night.

Nitish, 30, sustained severe injuries after he was mowed down by a tempo traveller in front of the Sai Baba temple in the Hulimavu traffic police limits on Saturday night.

Several local residents rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. The tempo driver abandoned the vehicle and fled. Police, who seized the vehicle, have launched a manhunt for the driver.

In a similar accident in Madivala,  early Sunday morning, Hemaraj, 44, was killed on the spot after a hit-and-run vehicle knocked him down.

The accident occurred near Bommanahalli junction on Hosur Road when he was crossing the road. Hemaraj was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital, police said.

In another accident on Sunday evening, Anil Kumar, 23, was killed at Gottigere on Bannerghatta Main Road, when a BMTC bus rammed his two-wheeler. Kumar, a resident of Hommadevanahalli, was employed as a sales manager at an automobile showroom. The bus driver abandoned the bus and fled the spot.

A large number of local residents gathered at the accident spot and demanded stern action against the BMTC drivers, who they accused of driving reckless along the route.
Some miscreants threw stones on the bus. The mob was pacified after police rushed to the spot and promised the immediate arrest of the driver.

Two held for theft

The sleuths of the Central Crime Branch of City police have arrested two men on the charge of stealing aviation fuel. They have recovered an open-top tanker containing fuel worth Rs 25 lakh, several 200-litre barrels, plastic cans, quality-control certificates, Rs 3,000 in cash, three cellphones, a four-wheeler and two bikes.

The suspects have been identified as M Devaraju, 39, a resident of Marasandra in Bangalore North taluk and Qadar, 32, of Varadapura village in Hoskote taluk.

According to police, the pair had connived to steal the fuel with the help of the driver and cleaner of the fuel tanker. The tanker had been making regular delivery runs from the Bharath Petroleum Corporation Limited petrol station at Devanahalli to Bengaluru International Airport over the last few months.

“The men would drive to a eucalyptus grove near Bagalur where they pried open the fuel barrels and transferred the contents to other barrels, which they sold on the black market,” police said. The arrests were made after aviation officials who received the fuel grew suspicious and alerted police.

Man held for rape attempt

A 42-year-old man was arrested by Banaswadi police for allegedly attempting to rape his 14-year-old daughter.

Police have identified the suspect as Ramesh, a resident of Banaswadi Main Road in Lingarajpura KHB Colony.

According to the police, Ramesh and his wife Selvi had made it a practice to consume liquor before returning home every day.

On Saturday night, they returned to their home in a severely inebriated state. When the couple’s daughter appeared, Ramesh allegedly attempted to grab her. When she escaped from his clutches and ran into a room, he followed and reportedly tried to assault her sexually.

Hearing the girl’s cries, however, several neighbours rushed to her aid. They caught Ramesh and handed him over to police.

The victim told police that her father had been sexually harassing her for the last four years. Selvi, however, defended Ramesh, claiming that she was unaware of any such behaviour.

Police arrested Ramesh based on his daughter’s complaint. “An investigation is being carried out to determine if Ramesh attempted to rape the girl under the influence of alcohol or whether it was a premeditated act,” police said.

The victim was subjected to a medical examination at Bowring Hospital.

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