BBMP garbage truck mowed down elderly farmer in road accident

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

A 76-year-old man was killed after a speeding garbage truck belonging to BBMP ran over him on Thanisandra main road on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Ramaiah, resident of Sampigehalli and farmer by profession,was returning home after attending a family function.

While his family returned in car Ramaiah was following them on scooter.

Senior officer told reporters,The Chikkajala traffic police visited the spot and after inspecting the spot said a eye witness said that while Ramaiah was on his way on his scooter near Thanisandra main road,the speeding truck knock down his scooter which resulted in Ramaiah lost balance and slipped under the truck and run over .

The driver sped away soon after the accident and later the police recovered the abondoned truck from a few days away .

It may be recalled 14-year-old Akshaya was run over by a speeding BBMP garbage truck in front of the Hebbal Police Station on last Monday.

Akshaya who was studying in class 9 was attempting to cross the highway,since the underpass was flooded with rain water .

The BBMP official concerned failed to act despite complaint by police personnel and the members of general public to clean up the subway.

The chikkajala traffic police have taken up a case of death due to negligence and hit and run case and efforts are on to track down the driver

This is the second incident where BBMP garbage truck involved in accident in the last ten days