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Software engineer ‘mows down’ two Bengaluru women

The engineer was arriving from Vellore to register for the TCS World 10K, scheduled to be held in Bangalore on Sunday.

Written by Santosh Kumar R B | Bangalore |
Updated: May 17, 2015 12:00:18 am
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Two women were killed and seven others, including a four-year-old girl, were injured when a 27-year-old software engineer allegedly ran over them on Hosur Road near Bommanahalli.

The engineer, who has been identified as Karthik, was coming from Vellore to register for the TCS World 10K marathon.

Police said Karthik, who was allegedly speeding, first hit a couple of people crossing the road before losing control and hitting people standing by the roadside. The accident took place around 9 am.


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The deceased were identified as Radhamma, 59, and her daughter-in-law Saumya, 29. They were residents of Hennagara in southeast Bengaluru and were going to visit a relative with Saumya’s daughter Sanvi, 4, who was injured, police said.

Radhamma died on the spot while Saumya was declared dead at a nearby hospital, police added.

All the others who were injured are employees of garment factories in the area. They were rushed to a nearby hospital by members of the public.

Hebbagodi police said Karthik, who works at a firm in Vellore and was driving a Honda City, has been arrested.

Police claimed he was unable to avoid the pedestrians as he was driving at a high speed.

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