BENGALURU:A 36-year-old woman, who was riding pillion with her husband, died after a speeding bus rammed into their bike on Mysuru Road near Jnana Bharathi on Thursday.
The deceased Mamatha Devi was a garment factory worker. Her husband Santhosh Kumar Yadav, who works in a private company, sustained injuries in the accident.
Traffic was thrown out of gear for a while on the busy Mysuru Road after the accident occurred around 11.30 am. Police have filed a case of negligence against the bus driver.
The couple, residents of Anchepalaya near Kumbalagodu, were heading towards Bapujinagar to a hospital, when the bus (KL-15-A-178), belonging to Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, rammed into their bike from the rear. The bus was being driven in a reckless manner, police said. Mamatha was thrown off the bike and fell under the wheel of the bus. She died on the spot.
Byatarayanapura traffic police seized the bus and arrested the driver Niju Mathew.
2 Inter-state Robbers Arrested
The homicide and burglary squads of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two inter-state robbers wanted in 34 robbery, murder and attempt-to-murder cases. Ashok (31), a resident of Hesaraghatta and hailing from Hassan, and Nagaraja alias Kuppe Naga of Mandya were arrested on Wednesday. They were also wanted by Ooty Town Central police and Tamil Nadu police for offences since 2010.
26 Bikes Gutted in Container Fire
An accidental fire broke out in a container carrying new bikes on Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar on Thursday. Twenty-six new Honda bikes worth `10 lakh were gutted.
Fire officials said the incident took place in the early hours when the container was transporting the bikes for delivery. Driver Gururaj noticed smoke from the engine and saw that fire had broken out due to an electrical short circuit.