A 19year old MBBS 1st year student was killed when a BBMP mini-tipper truck knocked her down when she was returning home from college in her scooter on Hennur road on Saturday.
The deceased's name was Tasdeeq Bushra, a student of Bangalore Medical College (BMC). She was a resident of Lingarajapur. The accident took place on the Hennur main road in front of the gate of St. Charles school around 11:45 am. Police said, the spot is 100 meters before the Lingarajapuram flyover and the victim's house was hardly a couple of hundred meters away. The accused truck driver, Palani (50) was arrested by Pulakeshinagar Traffic police and had gone through some blood alcohol tests. The test established that he was not drunk at that time.
Immediately after the accident, the victim's family members rushed to the spot and identified her. She was in her scooter and when she came in front of the school, the truck tried to overtake her. She fell to the ground and her head came under the front wheel of the truck. A crowd gathers then and there. The truck driver, Palani was handed over to the police. Many complaints about the roads being worrisome and life-threatening as it contained potholes and was in a very bad condition. According to the police, the accused was driving a BBMP truck that was dumping debris from a civic work in Shivajinagar to a dump yard on the outskirts of the city.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Traffic East Division M Narayan said, "It's clearly the negligence and the rash driving of the BBMP truck driver that caused the accident and we have arrested the driver. There are eyewitnesses to corroborate the accident".
A senior officer also added, "Driver of the mini tipper truck Palani has been arrested and we are collecting CCTV evidence and eyewitness accounts to check if the accident was due to bad roads or because of the negligence of the truck driver."
Based on the victim's parents' complaint, the Pulakeshinagar traffic police have registered a case under IPC section 304-A - causing death by negligence and under 279 - rash driving or riding on a public way. Police investigating the incident furthermore.