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Hong Kong woman dies in road-rage accident in Bengaluru

The police have registered a case against the private car owner Arjun Raju, the bus drive Ashwaq Ahmed and the airport taxi driver Honnesh.

Written by Santosh Kumar R B | Bengaluru |
Updated: June 15, 2015 8:15:17 pm

Hong Kong-based NRI heading to Bangalore international airport died in a road accident that occured on expressway leading to airport on Saturday night.

Two vehicle drivers who stopped in the middle of an expressway leading to the Bangalore international airport to fight over a minor traffic incident caused the accident when an airport taxi travelling at high speed with passengers bound for Hong Kong ploughed into the rear end of one of the vehicles stalled on the expressway.

The accident lead to the death of the NRI Jagruthi Sadhwani, 27, who was in Bengaluru with her mother Priya Sadhwani to undergo treatment for a skin allergy. The accident left the victim’s mother Priya Sadhwani and the cab driver Honnesh seriously injured.

The accident occurred even as the owner of a private car, identified as model Arjun Raju, was engaged in an altercation on the expressway with the driver of a private bus, identified as Ashwaq Ahmed.

The airport taxi driver Honnesh who was pushing the 80 km per hour speed limit on the expressway, close to midnight on Saturday, did not spot the stalled vehicles on the road until the last moment and drove his car straight into the back of the bus that was parked on the fast lane.

The Chikkajala police in North-East Bangalore in whose limits the incident occurred said the accident occurred primarily because the drivers of a private car and a bus were engaged in a road rage battle in the middle of the expressway.

The police said that the private car driven by model Arjun Raju was slightly touched by a private bus driven by Ashwaq Ahmed. The private car owner pulled the bus over on the fast lane of the expressway and plunged into an argument at around 11.45 pm on Saturday. At the same time Jagruthi Sadhwani and her mother Priya Sadhwani were travelling to the airport in a cab to catch an early morning flight to Hong Kong. Jagruthi, Priya and Honnesh were all badly injured in the incident. Jagruthi was declared dead at a private hospital where she was rushed.

The police have registered a case against the private car owner Arjun Raju, the bus drive Ashwaq Ahmed and the airport taxi driver Honnesh. Raju and Ahmed who were arrested for the accident were released on bail.

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