Residents of Gangasandra set ablaze a goods tempo after its driver allegedly ran it over a motorist and injured a pillion rider at Devagere near Tataguni.
Police said the deceased Lokesh (50) was the president of a milk dairy at Hosapalaya and a relative of RR Nagar corporator G H Ramachandra. He was returning home from the dairy on his two-wheeler. At 8.30 pm, a tempo belonging to a concrete mix company hit him.
The accused, driver Rajanna, was beaten up by angry relatives and passersby. Pillion rider Rangasway was injured in the incident.
The police arrived at the spot and arrested the accused, Ramachandra said.
The residents demanded that the police summon the owner of the tempo. Rangaswamy has been admitted to BGS Hospital and his condition is said to be critical.
Ramanagaram DySP Ramalingappa told Express that the impact of the collision was such that the bike broke into two pieces. “Initially, there was some tension here. But now the situation is under control. We suspect that the driver was under the influence of alcohol,” he added.
City Police Pass the Buck, Order Probe
City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has taken notice of the reported refusal by Bharathinagar and J C Nagar police stations to register a case over a mugging attack against a woman near Coles Park railway foot overbridge on December 26. Following media reports, the Commissioner ordered an inquiry into the actions of the police stations.
Nimmi Farooq (26) was allegedly attacked by two men as she was returning home in the evening. The duo injured her and snatched her mobile phone.
Nimmi’s husband had alleged that he had to run from pillar to post to get a case registered. The Bharatinagar police station officials reportedly directed him to the J C Nagar police station on the grounds that the incident spot came under their jurisdiction. However, the J C Nagar police told him that the attack happened under Cantonment Railway police station limits, where the case was finally registered.