Hit and Run case: Speeding goods truck knocked pedestrian,one killed other injured in Chikkajala

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankariya

In a case of hit and run, a 51-year-old pedestrian was killed and his son escaped with minor injuries when a speeding goods truck knocked them down in Chikkajala on Saturday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Muniraju,a farmer from Bellahalli village .

Senior officers with other staff visited the spot and after taking stock of the situation a officer said that the incident occurred around 8 pm and Muniraju along with his son Bharath were going to medical shop by walk and they were crossing the road at Kogilu Cross.

A speeding goods truck hit Muniraju and Bharath jumped to safety and escaped with minor injuries.

Passers-by chased the vehicle to nab the driver but he managed to escape with the vehicle.

Muniraju was rushed to a private hospital where he wa declared brought dead as he had severe head injuries .

The Chikkajala traffic police conducted spot inspection and found the vehicle number based on the CCTV footage,Efforts are on to nab the driver.

We are not ruling out the possibility of drunk and drive thats the reason the driver escaped , a police officer, said.