Hit-and-run mishap on Kumta-Sirsi highway kills scooter rider

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 24th July 2022, 8:36 AM | Coastal News |

Kumta: In a hit-and-run case that happened near Hippanalli cross on Kumta-Sirsi highway, a scooter rider died on the spot after a private bus hit his two-wheeler and fled the scene. However, the bus was later stopped and one of the drivers was arrested. But it has been found that the driver who was driving the bus at the time of the accident has escaped.  The incident took place on Saturday afternoon.

The deceased rider has been identified as Vishwanath Gajanan Hegde, aged 53.

Sources said that the private bus fled from the spot after hitting the scooter, but later the police intercepted the bus at Katgal in Kumta taluk and managed to take the bus into custody. The police said that the bus driver Mehboob has been arrested, but the real suspect, Fayyaz, who is said to be responsible for the accident has escaped.

A case has been registered at Sirsi police station and further investigation is on. 

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