Kollam: People torch bus for killing man, daughter
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 15:05
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 class.

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 area.

They said the authorities had declined to heed to their complaints as the area was witnessed to a similar mishap in recent past.

Police said no arrest had been made so far as the bus crew fled the scene.


First Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 15:05

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