BENGALURU: An eight-year-old girl died while her father escaped with minor injuries after a speeding KSRTC bus rammed into the two-wheeler they were on. The incident took place on Mysore road near Gaali Anjaneya temple on Sunday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Shaba, daughter of Mohemmed Sharukh, who works in a glass cutting factory. Sharukh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, resides at Gangondanahalli with his family. The police said that the incident took place at around 6.30 pm. Sharukh was heading home on his Honda Activa with his daughter. They had gone to Jinke Park and after spending some time in the park, they headed towards Nayandahalli junction. While they were crossing Kavika factory, a speeding KSRTC bus, which was heading towards Mysore, rammed into the Activa. Shaba, who was riding pillion, fell and came under the wheel. Sharukh fell on the right side of the road and escaped with minor injuries. Shaba was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead.
KSRTC driver Kalyan Kumar has been blamed for the mishap and Byatarayanapura police arrested him soon after the incident.
Traffic was thrown out of gear for a while on the road as locals protested against the reckless driving of the driver. The police who arrived at the spot controlled the situation.
Not the First Incident
Channakeshava, a local, told Express that it is not the first case that has happened on the road. The parapet wall on the right side of the road has no reflectors. It has caused more than ten accidents in one year. In an earlier incident, an engineering student died after he crashed into the wall and a speeding vehicle ran over him.