New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a scooter driver dragged an elderly man by his scooter on Bengaluru streets for almost 1 kilometer, reports said.
The incident happened on Magadi road of Karnataka’s Bengaluru district.
The incident, which comes as a grim reminder of Delhi’s Kanjhawala case, happened after the biker hit a four-wheeler & tried to run away from the spot.
As the biker hit the four-wheeler, car driver held him from the behind but he didn’t stop and sped up his scooter. The elderly car driver was dragged behind the wheels of scooter for almost 1 kilometer, reports said.
A video of the incident also landed on social media and sparked wave of public anger. The video was shot by one of the motorist passing through the same street.
“The scooter rider dragged the four-wheeler driver from Magadi Road toll gate to Hosahalli metro station,” a user posted while sharing the shocking video on Twitter.
A horrible incident reported in #Bengaluru, a scooter rider hit a SUV on Tuesday afternoon, when questioned the scooter rider tried to escape & dragged the SUV driver for almost a km from Magadi Road toll gate to Hosahalli metro station. Police have detained him.@DeccanHerald pic.twitter.com/ekyOZT9wEZ
— Chaithanya (@ChaithanyaSwamy) January 17, 2023
Accused Sahil arrested
As the video went viral, the Bengaluru cops swung into action and apprehended the scooter rider. He has been identified as 25-year-old Sahil.
The victim has been identified as 71-year-old Muttappa, a resident of Vijayapur district. He is currently undergoing treatment at hospital.
In Delhi’s Kanjhawala case, a 20-year-old girl was brutally dragged to death for 12 kms, under the wheels of a SUV car.
The horrific incident followed by police apathy led to huge public outrage. Victim’s body was found with her skin ripped off and skin peeled off. Later, the post-mortem report corroborated the cold-blooded death. It showed that
Anjali’s skull had fractured and her brain matter ‘leaked’ due to repeated dragging. A total of 7 people were arrested in the hit-and-run case.