Hit-and-run case atop Chamundi Hill: Killer vehicle left Mysuru a day after accident
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Hit-and-run case atop Chamundi Hill: Killer vehicle left Mysuru a day after accident

Mysuru: The Hyundai Creta that killed 21-year-old M.C. Namana and Aravinda Rao atop Chamundi Hill on the night of July 5 (Thursday) left the city the very next day. A visual captured by a CCTV camera has spotted the vehicle speeding on the Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway.

Police sources told Star of Mysore that the SUV was spotted on the Highway at Columbia Asia Hospital signal and the CCTV cameras installed in the area have captured the visuals at 9.45 am on July 6. But the visuals have not been able to capture the registration number of the vehicle.

The Creta had collided with Aravinda Rao’s bike near the Watch Tower Junction atop Chamundi Hill on Thursday evening.

While Aravinda died the same day when being shifted to a hospital, Namana, who was riding pillion, was declared brain dead a day later. Her vital organs were harvested and a ‘green corridor’ was created on July 7 between Mysuru and Bengaluru to transport the organs.

The Police had recovered a piece of the bumper of the vehicle and the side-view mirror  from the accident spot and even the CCTV visuals have captured the movement of the SUV with the damaged side-view mirror. The visuals also display one side of the vehicle that is scratched and the Police have said that the SUV could have brushed the side of the wall atop the Chamundi Hill at the time of the accident.

Sources said that after the accident on July 5, the occupants of the vehicle stayed in Mysuru and left towards Bengaluru as they would have read in the newspapers on July 6 that Aravinda Rao was dead.

The Police are now focussing on areas including Srirangapatna, Mandya, Maddur, Ramanagaram and Bengaluru to trace the Creta. “We have already formed four teams to trace the killer vehicle and we have informed all the jurisdictional Police to zero-in on the vehicle and also scan CCTV visuals,” a Police officer said.

July 10, 2018

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Hit-and-run case atop Chamundi Hill: Killer vehicle left Mysuru a day after accident”

  1. hari says:

    noting can b done spot number no proof so😢

  2. SHASHI KANT PAI says:

    While the hit and run case atop the Chamundi Hill was most unfortunate, I feel the two-wheeler riders are to blame for such incidents. I have been going to Chamundi Temple every day for the last three years, the two-wheeler menace which I have seen are as under:
    1) The two-wheeler’s coming down the hill at night (after dark), either come without starting their vehicles or in neutral with no headlights. Imaging these vehicles coming down at good speed without headlights, makes it that much more difficult for the vehicles climbing up the hill to sight them.
    2) More often than not more that two people ride on these two-wheelers.
    3) The riders including the pillion riders rarely use helmets.
    4) A group of riders say 4-6 bikers always race up and down the hill as if it is some kind of moto cross competition.
    5) These two-wheeler riders park their vehicles at possibly all nooks and corners on the hill road.
    My personal take on this episode is that we do not have police on the entire stretch of the road, the only ones present are at the entrance gate to the temple complex, that to upto 8:30 pm only. On the entire 7-8 kms stretch there is not even a single policeman which has given wings to these errant two wheeler riders.
    I do not understand as to why the Mysore Administration has spent lakhs of rupees in constructing gates and guard rooms at all the entrances to the hill road last year which have not been used even once after construction, instead they could have used the same money and put up solar lamp poles which would have atleast helped the traffic in the night and would not have been a dent on the electricity bills to the exchequer also.
    The Mysore Administration has also since last year stopped all unwanted traffic to the hill temple between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am to curb this menace created by the two wheeler riders, thereby making it a disadvantage for all the bona-fide residents to enjoy a relaxing drive to the hill-top post their dinner.
    The Mysore Administration along with some seniors / good samaritans need to urgently look into this matter and do something urgently before more of our youngsters meet with the same fate as that of the hit and run victims.

    • ankeatas says:

      True i have noticed it too, some rolling their vehicles by motor off, and i dont think so this saves thier pocket. Similarly, you can notice, there people who does not switch on their lights even its dark, they think driving with the lights is strain to their vehicles. In my opinion the hit and run should be punished if caught, for dissapearing. and we could atleast learn to ride/drive with disipline like in other countries.

  3. Abhilash says:

    That is not two wheeler menece we riders are not to blam it is due to some guys who r irresponsible we visit the hills cause its kinda like a place to go and come a nature a site to see and almost 90% of what the other guy above the comment is calming is nt true u. May. Think that u hav a care and u r gona be climbing up when u hav spotend all this bt the thing is avoiding bike rides in the hills is wrong i herd that bikers r nt allowed in the bills any more we wil rise and revolt against this thousands of riders will

  4. Manish Shetty says:

    The mistake of two shudnt be put on many.While it is difficult on whom to blame here,the 2 wheeler guys should be more alarmed and aware of risks of riding in the dark at such places where as in case of cars its less comparatively.I myself have seen many people who go to chamundi hills in the dark find it damn amazing to switch off the lights of their vehicle and cruise down hill enjoying the nature and stuff.So obviously a person going uphill can no way see whats coming the other way.I really hope the cops find the exact story of the incident and try other precautionary methods rather than forbidding
    Moto enthusiasts from chamundi hills😐

  5. ankeatas says:

    True i have noticed it too, some rolling their vehicles by motor off, and i dont think so this saves thier pocket. Similarly, you can notice, there people who does not switch on their lights even its dark, they think driving with the lights is strain to their vehicles. In my opinion the hit and run should be punished if caught, for dissapearing. and we could atleast learn to ride/drive with disipline like in other countries.

  6. The article blame two-wheelers for accidents as if the four-wheelers are angels and have the divine right to exclusive use of public roads. What utter nonsense! Whether you ride a scooter, motor bike or drive a car you all have to share the road, follow the traffic safety rules and show consideration to other road users.

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