BENGALURU:A 43-year-old tahsildar died after he rammed his car into a parked truck on Hebbal Ring Road in the early hours on Thursday. The truck, loaded with granite, had broken down, but the driver had left the vehicle by the roadside without the hazard lights on to warn motorists coming from behind.
The deceased is M S Sathyaprakash, a resident of Mathikere, was working in Bangarpet since two years but was suspended for allegedly taking a bribe from a farmer on November 26, 2017. Anti Corruption Bureau officials had caught him while receiving the bribe. He had allegedly demanded `10 lakh from farmer Narendra Babu, a resident of Kadiregoudana Kote near Bethamangala for conversion of his land.
A police officer said the incident occurred around 3.30 am. Sathyaprakash had gone to Kolar for personal work in his Skoda car.
While returning, he was passing Devi Cross near BEL Road when he crashed his speeding car into the truck. The truck driver is said to have gone to bring a mechanic when the accident occurred. Hebbal traffic police seized the vehicle. Fire and Emergency Services personnel were called to retrieve Sathyaprakash’s body. The driver is still at large and efforts are on to nab him. The post-mortem was conducted at M S Ramaiah Hospital and the body was handed over to his family. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Sridhar Murthy, a resident of Bhadrappa Layout, said “Negligence of truck drivers is causing deaths as they do not bother to switch on any indicators during the night. Some drivers stop by the roadside to drink tea and many bikers have sustained injuries after crashing into parked trucks.”