Conductor crushed under bus wheels

10:25 AM, Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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KSRTC bus stand Mangalore : A KSRTC conductor, who was sleeping under a bus, was crushed to death when the driver unknowingly reversed the vehicle.

The deceased has been identified as Viroopaksha Sajjan, 46, a conductor attached to Koppal depot. KSRTC Mangalore divisional controller M Mahesh told The Times of India that the driver had moved the bus without knowing the fact that Viroopaksha was sleeping under it. “Viroopaksha, the conductor of Koppal – Mangalore route bus from Koppal depot was crushed under the rear wheel in the incident.

The bus, which arrived at 7am was supposed to leave for Koppal at 7pm,” he said adding that the Koppal depot officials will make arrangements to distribute ex-gratia to the next of kin of Viroopaksha.

Mangalore East traffic police sources said that a case has been registered against the driver.-Times of India.

 

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