Dead man dragged for 70 kms under Karnataka bus, driver arrested
Mysuru : A 45-year-old Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) driver has been arrested for negligently dragging a dead body for 70 kilo meters in the undercarriage.
"This is the most bizarre incident we've seen so far," a senior KSRTC official told Times of India, adding: "We've heard of accident victims being dragged by buses for 200-300 metres, but this has completely baffled us."
The victim is still unidentified, while the driver (Mohinuddin) has been taken into the police custody. He had driven the non-airconditioned sleeper bus from Coonoor, Tamil Nadu to Bengaluru.
Mohinuddin reportedly told police: "The bus took the Mysuru - Mandya - Channapatna route to reach Bengaluru. I heard a thud when the bus reached Channapatna, which is 70km from Bengaluru, and I thought the bus had hit a stone. I couldn't spot anything in the rear-view mirrors too and continued driving."
The dead body was noticed after the bus was sent for a wash.
Mohinuddin, who has 10 years of experience and has an accident-free record, said: "I never thought a man had come under my bus ."
One driver said: "The Bengaluru-Mysuru road has dozens of speedbreakers. The body should have fallen off the vehicle when the bus went over them. It's shocking it remained stuck to the chassis."