Karnataka: MLA flees as his SUV kills 69-yr-old

BANGALORE: In a shocking display of apathy and inhumanity — and a lack of sense of duty — Tumkur Rural BJP MLA B Suresh Gowda did not bother to check on the 69-year-old man, who was knocked do

Published: 30th April 2012 02:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: In a shocking display of apathy and inhumanity — and a lack of sense of duty — Tumkur Rural BJP MLA B Suresh Gowda did not bother to check on the 69-year-old man, who was knocked down by his SUV on Sunday morning.

Instead of rushing the victim to hospital, Gowda fled the spot in another vehicle, and the victim succumbed to injuries while being shifted to a hospital by his relatives.

The MLA’s car knocked down Thimma Hanumaiah of Mahaganapathi Nagar in Rajajinagar Industrial Town, while he was crossing the road near SLR Convention Hall on NH-4 in Nelamangala. A retired HMT factory employee and former president of the Karnataka Volleyball Association, Hanumaiah was going for a wedding at the convention hall when the accident happened.

Speaking to Express, Hanumaiah’s cousin Balaramaiah said the former was crossing the road at around 11.30 am when Gowda’s speeding Toyota Innova, moving towards Tumkur, hit him.

Gowda and his friend reportedly got down from the vehicle. Without even checking on the victim, Gowda called somebody over the phone and asked for a car. A car reached the spot soon and the duo left in it.

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