Car rams 3 bikes, mows down woman

Car rams 3 bikes, mows down woman

A 35-year-old woman was killed on the spot after a car that was rashly driven by a Sudanese student rammed three motorcycles on Hesaraghatta Main Road on Sunday night. The driver did not stop after the fatal accident and enraged locals chased the car and assaulted the driver, Mohammed Ismail.

They also set on fire two cars belonging to African students. They thrashed a group of two boys and a girl from Tanzania mistaking them to be Ismail’s friends, the police said. All the four Africans students are said to be pursuing different courses at Acharya Institute of Technology and Saptagiri Engineering College on Hesaraghatta Main Road. The woman killed in the accident has been identified as Shabana Taaz, a home maker and a resident of Ganapathinagar.

The police rushed to the spot, deployed additional forces and brought the situation under control as locals  staged a demonstration at Chikkabanavara near Hesaraghatta Main Road seeking action against African students, who they say are involved in frequent incidents of rash driving.

An injured has been admitted to KC General Hospital in Malleswaram while the three Tanzanian students are being treated at a private hospital on Hesaraghatta Main Road. Ismail was subjected to medical test to ascertain if he was drunk and had consumed any banned substance, said the police.

Around 7 pm, Ismail attended a party at his friend’s house and was returning in a car which collided with three bikes near Andhra Bank at  Dasaharalli on Hesarghatta Main Road. He did not stop. “We were walking along the roadside when the accident took place,” Taaz’s husband Sanawulla K, a contractor, told Deccan Herald.

“The car moved in a zig-zag manner and hit me. I fell down and suffered injuries on my hands and back. I turned back to see my wife. She was tossed up in the air. She fell down, came under the car’s front wheel and died on the spot,” he said.

Residents chased the car, caught Ismail and thrashed him before setting his car ablaze. A few others spotted another car with two boys and a girl inside. Presuming they were Ismail’s friends, the locals dragged them out of the car and thrashed them. Later, they set that car also on fire, said the police. Locals allege that drunk African students often create ruckus. They had even thrashed the police on a few occasions.

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