Mangaluru: Pedestrian’s death at Kottara Chowki – Bus driver arrested

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Dec 10: Police arrested Sharan Kumara (35), the driver of a private bus, who caused the death of a pedestrian at Kottara Chowki due to rash and negligent driving.

Megha Ranjit Pai (34), a software engineer, lost her life as the private bus driven by Sharan mowed her down while crossing the road in front of Kottara Kallurti Daivastana.

IPC section 304 is slapped against the driver. He was produced in court and the court sent him to judicial custody till December 17.

The driver drove the bus on wrong side and knocked Ranjit Pai down. The offence was considered seriously by the police and section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) is slapped against him as per the information provided by city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar.

Megha, who was seriously injured in the accident that took place on December 3, succumbed to injuries on December 6.





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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Without doubt, the driver deserves condign punishment. This mishap did not take place due to his fault. As per the reports, he drove the bus on the wrong side. He broke the rules and now the police need to break his back. Break the back to such an extent that it serves as a warning to the other drivers who have absolutely no consideration towards pedestrians or passengers. The drivers and conductors of the private buses consider it as their right to behave the way they are behaving. For the sake of the people, show no mercy on this killer. He has snuffed out the life of a young lady for no fault of hers.

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  • Peter, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Main cause of reckless driving is - No stringent traffic rules to penalize - Police does not take incidents seriously - involvement of politicians to safeguard their chelas - using religion as trump card - interference in our legal system by currupt people, goonddas - personal gain by certain people. - misusing the law and order by lawyers, high profile office holders, celebrities. - corruption from both receiving end and giving end. - people habituated with simple excuse to avoid court headaches And so on......

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  • Ananth, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    MPs and MLAs irrespective of BJP and Congress have created a cartel along with these bus operators. How come we dont have a decent train connectivity with udupi to Kasargod via Mangalore. So many people commute during morning times. Cant they arrange a passenger train between udupi and Mangalore to ease the rush in private busses.

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  • Nawaz, Doha

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    He will come out soon as he could be from Beedi (BD) gang..nothing to worry.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Reckless driving by bus, auto and two wheeler drivers, half of the road occupied by illegally parked vehicles, incomplete road works, potholes etc... are contributing to the accidents and deaths. The sad and frustrating thing is despite all this havoc, the city traffic police department as well as civic works department is in deep sleep...!

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  • S g kankanady, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Hang him andbmake an example for other rowdy killers driving on our roads

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    No one cares for life here... because of our corrupt century old systems, toothless laws and spineless administration, judicial process. Push this killer driver behind bars for minimum 25 years and compensation for victim family covering her entire remaining working life earnings running in Crores.

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  • joel, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Where are all the vigilantes now?

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  • Aadil, Kaup/Belman

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    The loose rules makes the offender walk free after a few weeks. This was a preventable mishap, the death of the poor girl was due to the wrong side driving. Stringent punishments should bring the wreck less drivers to their kneels.

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  • bala, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    This driver crossed the divider between the road with speed , mowed the lady and her vehicle. No escuse. The auto and bus drivers drive rampant in Mangalore courtesy police with no fear.

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  • Kumara, bengaluru

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    These arrogant drivers cares 2 hoots for rules and regulations,,their air horns should be banned.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 10 2022

    Time to change behavior of private buses in D.K ...

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