Mysore, Feb. 8 (RK&KMC)- The city is in no way less than other metros of our country when it comes to speeding cars mowing down pedestrians in the middle of the night.

The latest incident occurred on Feb. 5 at 11.30 pm in which a Maruti 800 car crashed into a group of six youth who were on their way home from work at Hotel Grand Mourya in Hootagalli on Hunsur Road here.

The six employees of the hotel namely Manjunath, K.K. Mahadev, M. Mahadevaswamy, Mahesh, Indresh and Praveen, who were returning to their residence in SRS Colony, were reportedly hit by the car (KA 09 - P 9935) driven by Chandregowda, a resident of Doddekoppalu village, K.R. Nagar taluk, coming from Hunsur side, opposite Yashasvini Convention centre.

Manjunath, Mahadev, Mahadevaswamy and Mahesh were severely injured, with Mahesh sustaining severe head injuries as he smashed into the car’s windshield and landed on the car’s front seat.

Hearing the commotion, several other hotel employees and passers-by gathered at the accident spot and with the aid of VV Puram Police personnel who rushed to the spot, shifted the injured persons to Supriya Hospital near Ring Road in Hinkal.

Chandregowda, who also assisted in shifting the injured, alleged that he was beaten up by the passersby and saved from them by the Police’s timely intervention. V.V. Puram Traffic Sub-Inspector Parashuram, Inspector B.S. Rajashekhar, Mysore City Traffic ACP Shankaregowda and others visited the spot and booked a case. Chandregowda was later granted bail, according to Police sources.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore