BMTC bus mows down man as his pregnant wife watches in horror

A 28-year-old man, who took his pregnant wife for a morning walk on the first day of the New Year, was killed after a BMTC bus knocked him down in Anekal on Sunday.

The victim, Lakshmi Narayana was an autorickshaw driver and a resident of Anekal, the police said.

Narayana and his wife Uma stepped out for a walk around 5 am. A speeding BMTC bus that was trying to overtake another vehicle knocked down Narayana near Janata Colony in Kavalahosalli on Chandapura main road. Fearing attack by local residents, the bus driver Dinesha sped away. He abandoned the bus some distance from the accident spot and escaped. A severly injured Narayana, who was shifted to a private hospital, was declared brought dead.

The Anekal police said that the accident could have happened because of poor visibility due to thick fog. Narayana and Uma were married for two years, the police added.

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