Hit-and-run accident snuffs out woman’s life in Bengaluru

A 22-year-old woman was killed after a speeding car ran over her on the flyover on Outer Ring Road near PES College near Banashankari on Sunday.

Published: 10th April 2018 06:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2018 06:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU:A 22-year-old woman was killed after a speeding car ran over her on the flyover on Outer Ring Road near PES College near Banashankari on Sunday. The victim, Tejaswini Gowda, was a software engineer and a state-level footballer. Police are still searching for the vehicle which killed her.

Tejaswini Gowda

A police officer said the incident occurred around 2.30pm. Tejaswini had gone shopping along with her friends. She had got down at Nayandahalli metro station and called her cousin Sachin Gowda (20), who came on a bike and picked her. While passing through the outer ring road flyover, a speeding car brushed their bike and Sachin lost balance. The bike skid due to the impact and Tejaswini came under the rear wheel of the car. She was not wearing a helmet and was riding pillion. Sachin fell on the left side and escaped with minor injuries. The car driver did not stop his vehicle. Passers-by, who noticed the incident, informed the police that it was a white-coloured Swift car”.

The CCTV footage are being examined to identify the vehicle and efforts are on to nab the driver.
The postmortem was conducted at KIMS hospital and the body was taken to Arakalagodu in Hassan for the final rites. Tejaswini was the daughter of Devaraj Gowda, a truck driver by profession. She had represented the state as the senior team in Assam in 2015 and had started training under national coach Chitra Gangadhar K.

Gangadhar told The New Indian Express, “Tejaswini showed a lot of promise as a winger. She always smiled and was the most disciplined girl at the camp. She was aggressive and a fierce competitor on the pitch, but very friendly off it. She was very keen on continuing to play regularly. She recently visited the training facility when we celebrated AFC Women’s Football Day in March.”

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