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4-year-old run over by van

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A four-year-old girl was killed on the spot after she came under the wheels of a goods van at Malagala in Kamakshipalya on Sunday morning.

Bhagya, daughter of labourers Sugappa and Devamma from Kalaburagi, was staying with her parents in a tent on a vacant plot in Malagala. On Sunday morning, she strolled on to the road while playing. Gautham, the driver of a mini goods vehicle, did not notice the kid while reversing the vehicle, and allegedly ran over her.

Passers-by rushed Bhagya to a hospital in Nagarbhavi where she was declared brought dead. Meanwhile, the public nabbed the driver who was trying to flee, and handed him over to the police. The police have seized the vehicle and a case is registered.

Motorist killed

In another accident, a 22-year-old motorist was killed on the spot when a speeding Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus knocked him down on Thanisandra Main Road on Saturday night. Zainuddin, a resident of Saraipalya, was an employee of a private firm and was returning home from work when the incident occurred.

The bus, in a bid to overtake a vehicle, knocked down Zainuddin, who sustained severe injuries, the police said. The doctors at a private hospital declared him as brought dead. The Banasawadi police have seized the vehicle and are investigating.

The Sampangirama Nagar police have arrested two persons on the charges of creating a ruckus in an inebriated state, and misbehaving with the traffic police, near on Mallya road early on Sunday.

Shiv Kumar and Yogesh were booked under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC and remanded in judicial custody.

The police said a special drunk-driving check was being carried out by the Halasooru Gate Traffic Police on Mallya Road when the accused, claiming to be members of a city-based human rights organisation, were passing by.

The traffic police had caught a man, accompanied by a woman, driving his car in an inebriated state and filed a case against him. The police seized the car and slapped a notice asking him to pay the fine in court. Shiv Kumar and Yogesh, who were watching the incident, confronted the policemen and argued with them to release the car.

They created a ruckus accusing the police of high-handedness and asked the policemen how a woman would go home so late in the night without a vehicle. The duo, also inebriated, dared the police to shut the liquor shops in the city and then conduct such drives. The officers alerted the jurisdictional Sampangirama Nagar police who took them to the station and booked them under various charges.

A godown belonging to the ITC factory on Lingarajapuram Main Road in Banasawadi was gutted on Sunday due to a suspected electric short circuit. Packaging material estimated to be worth around Rs. 1.5 lakh was gutted, but no casualties were reported, a police officer said.

The incident came to light after a resident saw thick smoke coming from the factory around 10.30 a.m. and alerted the local police and fire control room. Seven vehicles and over 20 fire personnel were pressed into service to douse the fire that spread rapidly due to presence of plastic material. “It took nearly five hours to completely douse the fire,” said an officer of the Fire and Emergency Services.



Both argued with the policemen who were on a drunk-driving check



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