Hyderabad: Speeding RTC bus mows down three persons at Gachibowli

Three persons were mowed down and others injured by a speeding state-run RTC bus at Gachibowli crossroads here on Monday morning.

Published: 10th September 2018 10:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2018 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

The family members of auto driver Hameed weeping outside the mortuary of Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad on Monday. (inset) the deceased (from left to right) Abdul Hameed, Dasarath and Janardhan Shivaji | Sathya keerthi

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Three persons were mowed down and others injured by a speeding state-run RTC bus at Gachibowli crossroads here on Monday morning. The incident took place at 6.30 am  in front of Maharaja Hotel, which is a dropping point for private buses coming from outside the city.

The deceased were identified as Janardhan Shivaji,  a native of Bengaluru, Dasarath, a resident of Nanakramguda and Abdul Hameed,  a resident of Tadbun.

Janardhan, 33, a software engineer working for Capgemini had recently shifted to Hyderabad and was returning to the city after spending weekend in Bengaluru.

According to police and eye-witness accounts, Janardhan with his friend Vikas Pratap Singh alighted from the bus in front of Maharaja hotel. The duo were approached by auto drivers Abdul Hameed (50) and Dasarath (40),  when in a fraction of a second the speeding bus charged towards them and mowed them down.

While the bodies of Janardhan and Hameed were caught under the tyres, Dasarath fell away from the bus and sustained severe head injury.  All the three died on the spot.

Meanwhile, the bus driver fled the spot, abandoning the bus. He was later taken into custody. “The bus driver had started from the HCU depot for his morning shift. When he neared ORR, he sped up the bus and drove in a rash and negligent manner, hitting the three people.

A case has been registered under Section 337 and 304(A),”  Ram Babu, SHO, Raidurgam police station, said. All the three bodies were shifted to Osmania Hospital for autopsy.

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  • Fellow Indian

    Sorry to hear this. Extremely sad. May God give strength and courage to the family to cope with the demise of the family members.
    5 months ago reply
  • Naveen Kumar TS

    We have missed our dearest childhood friend.This is not the age for any person to expire.how his wife and children are going through after his departure it is heartbreaking. This is only because of rash driving. So I please request all the drivers to keep safety first and speed next slogan in their mind. I have no words to express my feelings to janardhan's family I am still in shock. This is a big loss for nation as he was the school topper and very bright student of our era.
    5 months ago reply
  • Lj

    What is Tsrtc going to do about it
    5 months ago reply
  • Indee

    Section 337 in The Indian Penal Code 337. Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others.—Whoever causes hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life
    5 months ago reply
  • Bijoy

    Police and RTC authorities are doing nothing make these RTC drivers drive properly. No RTC driver obeys rules on road... Police never cautions them
    5 months ago reply
  • Bhargav

    We lost our beloved childhood friend Janardhan because of rash and negligent driving of TSRTC bus
    5 months ago reply
  • Chinnapparaj

    Very sad to hear he was good sports man SPL of the school and more that all a good human Rest in peace let God give the strength to there family
    5 months ago reply
  • TD Kalidas

    The driving staff of TSRTC busses these days are resorting to rash and negligent driving. They blow horns with high decibels and most of the time keep chasing the two-wheelers though the two-wheelers go on left side of the road and sufficient overtaking space for the bus and further nudge the two-wheelers with their rash driving. Such drivers are to be taken to task.
    5 months ago reply
  • CP Venkatesan

    Very sad news.
    5 months ago reply
    • Jai Ganesh A

      It's been shock to all of us. Feeling that the most dangerous place is our Indian roads. No value for life. I have lost my childhood friend Janardhan in this tragic incident. Heartfelt condolences to all affected. Missing u Jana. Rest in peace. Jai Ganesh A
      5 months ago reply
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