Police did not take the statement of girl's parents or the eye-witness since the accident

Three weeks after she was knocked down by a bike Kerala student Nileena dies
news Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 19:09

A student of the Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumakuru died on Thursday morning in Bengaluru, three weeks after she was knocked down by a motorbike-borne MBBS student within the college campus. 

Nileena Chandran, hailing from Perambra in Kozhikode and studying in second year of Master of Dental Surgery, was allegedly mowed down by Balusani Nagesh on March 23. She was undergoing treatment in the MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in Bengaluru and had been in an unconscious state until she passed away.

However, 3 weeks since the accident, the victim’s parents have alleged that they were disappointed with the progress in the investigation.

Neelina’s father, Chandran reportedly said that they had no information about the arrest and that no police official had met them in the last three weeks to either take their statements nor take the eye-witness’ statement in the case. Politicians from Kerala too have been demanding stringent probe into the case.

Putturaju, the station writer at Tumakuru town police told The News Minute that Nagesh had been arrested on April 4 under sections 337. He was sent on police bail later.

“I had seen him and arrested him. He was sent on bail as this was a bailable offence. However, the chargesheet is yet to be filed in the case,” he said.

He said that there has been a delay because the investigating officer Prashant, who was the sub-inspector in the Tumakuru town police station, had been transferred on promotion and another officer named Nagaraj replaced him on Monday.

Nagaraj, who joined on Monday told The News Minute that the case was new to him and he had not studied it yet.

Tumakuru SP was not reachable at the time of writing the article.


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