Kollam: An irate mob torched a private
bus that fatally knocked down a middle-aged man and his
daughter at Bharanikkavu near here Thursday.
The angry crowd which witnessed the gruesome mishap ordered
the passengers and the crew to get down from the bus before
beginning to smash it with stones and rods and finally setting
it on fire, police sources said.
The victims, allegedly of over-speeding of the bus, were
identified as Sasidharan (50) and his daughter Athira(17).
According to eye witnesses, the bus hit and ran over the
victims while they were about the cross the road after coming
by a motor cycle. The father was taking the girl to tuition
A sizeable crowd present at the spot immediately surrounded
the bus and started attacking alleging that reckless driving
and over speeding had been causing frequent accidents in the
They said the authorities had declined to heed to their
complaints as the area was witnessed to a similar mishap in
Police said no arrest had been made so far as the bus crew
fled the scene.