African student hits pedestrian, arrested for rash driving

African student hits pedestrian, arrested for rash driving

Police suspect drunk-driving; rider refused to undergo breath test

African student hits pedestrian, arrested for rash driving

A pedestrian sustained minor injuries after an African student lost control over his bike and hit him. The incident took place at the Tin factory Junction near KR Puram in the early hours of Sunday.

According to the police, the bike-rider has been identified as Ahmat Mahamat, 26, a native of Republic of Chad. He is a resident of HBR Layout and is studying BCA in a private college at Kalyan Nagar. The injured has been identified as Venugopal, a farmer, and a native of Srinivaspur. Venugopal was given first aid and discharged.

Around 12.30 am, Mahamat and his five friends were going on three bikes towards KR Puram to meet their classmate. They were in an inebriated state after attending a party in Ramamurthy Nagar.

On reaching the Tin Factory Junction, Mahamat lost control over the bike and hit Venugopal, who fell and sustained minor injuries.

Passersby nabbed Mahamat when he tried to flee the spot. He picked up a fight with them, even as his friends joined him and they tried to assault the public. Before things could go out of control, Ramamurthy Nagar police arrived at the spot and arrested Mahamat while his friends fled. The KR Puram traffic police also arrived and seized the three bikes.

“Mahamat was asked to undergo breath test but he created a ruckus. He was taken to the Bowring Hospital and his blood samples were collected and sent for examination. The traffic police have registered a case against him for rash and negligent driving,” said a senior police officer.

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