'Rash' driving: Woman tries to speed away, gets roughed up

A woman travelling with her child was roughed up by the irate public, following an accident near MUDA circle, JLB road in the city.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 3.30 pm, after the female driver lost control of her car, rammed into a few vehicles, including a two wheeler -- veered off the road and came to a halt on the footpath. The incident brought the traffic to a standstill on the busy road, before police arrived and ensured the smooth flow of traffic.

Chandrappa, the person on the two wheeler suffered serious injuries on his waist, and the driver identified as Samantha Ann Philip, who was travelling with her son, tried to drive away from the spot. Angered by this, the crowd that had gathered, smashed the windows of her car, causing minor injuries to her and her young son in the process. Tyres of the car were also punctured.

According to eyewitness accounts, Samantha was roughed up the mob, before the police could arrive and control the situation. Samantha, was later escorted to Krishnaraja traffic police station.


Inspector Nagegowda, said that Chandrappa had lodged a complaint with regard to the same. Samantha too has lodged a complaint at Lakshmipuram police station, regarding the manhandling incident following the attack. He said that there were suspicions that the woman was drunk, following which a medical examination was recommended. Samantha however refused to undergo the test.

“She has given a statement that the accident was not due to rash driving, but was caused by the malfunctioning clutch,” he said. Police sources said that even though a medical examination was recommended for the woman, she refused to be examined.

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