BENGALURU: In a hit-and-run incident a speeding truck fatally knocked down a 31-year-old traffic police constable on duty down near NICE road underpass near Devegowda junction on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Ravishankar S.A., a resident of Kommaghatta and a constable attached to Byatarayanapura Traffic police station.
The accident took place when Ravishankar along with a home guard Venkoba Rao was monitoring traffic at the junction.
According to eyewitnesses, while Ravishankar was crossing the road a truck, driven in a rash and negligent manner, knocked him down.
The truck was heading towards Somanahalli on NICE road, the police said. Ravishankar was rushed to a nearby hospital by Venkoba, but he was declared brought dead.
The accident took place at around 12.20 pm and the identity of the vehicle is yet to be ascertained other than the fact that it was a truck. There were no CCTV cameras installed on the accident site.
However, the police are trying to identify the vehicles with the footages from the CCTV cameras installed on the entire stretch.
Ravishankar joined the department in 2012 and was preparing for UPSC exams. His parents were looking for an alliance for him and wanted him to get married by the end of this year.
Byatarayanapura traffic police have taken up a hit-and-run case and efforts are on to track the killer vehicle....