A 36-year-old police constable who was injured in an alleged hit-and-run case was rescued by the timely actions of a BMTC bus driver and conductor. The constable, who is a part of the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) sustained a head injury after he fell off his bike. He called for help, and although several bystanders went by, none came forward to help until the bus driver and conductor stepped in.
The accident took place on Friday, near Hydala village towards Neramangala. The driver, Gangadhar YN, noticed that a small crowd had gathered at a spot and slowed down the bus to notice that a man had been severely injured and was lying in a pool of blood. He stopped the bus and along with the conductor, Srinivas, rushed the constable, later identified as Siddaraju, to a hospital.
While the duo initially contacted an ambulance, they soon took matters into their own hands after the ambulance did not turn up.
Siddaraju was riding home when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. It was reported that he was not wearing a helmet during the time and hence sustained a severe head injury. Following this, several passers-by crossed the accident spot, with many allegedly even taking videos and photos of the incident, but none came to his assistance until Gangadhar and Srinivas showed up.
A senior police officer told TNIE that the CCTV footage was studied and it seemed like no vehicle had crashed into the constableās bike, however, local villagers have stated that a speeding vehicle crashed into his bike which caused the accident. Police officers have commended the driver and conductor for transporting the constable to the hospital in his condition.