The arrest took place after the passersby and residents blocked the road and prevented the police from clearing the scene until the accused was arrested.

Bengaluru man dies after being mowed down by car driven by Tanzanian studentImage for representation
news Crime Monday, November 07, 2016 - 10:04

Residents of Hegde Nagar in north Bengaluru broke out in protest after a 58-year-old man was reportedly killed after being hit by a car driven by an allegedly drunk Tanzanian man on Sunday.

Velu Swamy, a milk vendor, was on his way to distribute milk to houses, when he met with an accident near Chikkajala, off Kempegowda International Airport Road at around 6 am, reported Deccan Herald. 

The deceased was on his bike when an Opel Astra car sandwiched him and his vehicle against the metal footpath railings, reported ToI. Velu reportedly suffered severe head injuries.

Benglauru police have arrested the car driver 22-year-old Kelvin Muzani Musimba, a degree student at Koshy’s College in Bagalur. Kelvin was booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and rash driving.

The accused has been sent to central prison at Parappana Agrahara. He has been remanded judicial custody until November 19.

The arrest took place after the passersby and residents blocked the road and prevented the police from clearing the scene until the accused was arrested, reported The Hindu.

It was also the locals who alerted the Chikkaala police and shifted Swamy to a private hospital where he was decalred brought dead. 

According to the blood-test reports, Kelvin had 283 mg of alcohol in his blood, way beyond the permissible 40mg limit, reported ToI. 

Deccan Herald reported that the police are also verifying the accused’s visa and passport. 

A similar accident took place in February at Soladevanahalli in north Bengaluru when a woman was mowed down by a car driven by an African student.

 

 

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