BSY, Ramdas ignored man killed by tractor: Villagers

Jun 13, 2017

MYSURU: A civil engineer riding a bike was killed after a tractor knocked him down on the outskirts of the city on Monday. But villagers protested alleging that state BJP presdient B S Yeddyurappa and former medical education minister S A Ramdas, who were on their way to Chamarajanagar at the same time, did not help the accident victim.

Police said civil engineer M K Jayanth, 24, a resident of Deen Dayal Nagar near Koppaluru in Mysuru taluk, was riding his bike near Gundurao Nagar bus stand on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road on Monday morning.

Jayanth was riding towards ColumbiaAsia Hospital where he was supervising road work. While riding on the highway, a tractor which took a sudden turn at the junction hit his bike and unseated him. While Jayanth was lying on the road in a pool of blood, the tractor driver escaped leaving the vehicle behind.

People who were on the spot alleged that Yeddyurappa and Ramdas took that road towards Chamarajanagar at the same time, but didn’t stop their vehicle to offer help to the accident victim.

Villagers protested and shouted slogans against Yeddyurappa for allegedly refusing to help the accident victim. KR traffic police shifted the victim to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police also dispersed the protesters and brought the situation under control.
City police commissioner A Subramanyeshwara Rao said he was not aware of the incident.
Ramdas, who was travelling with Yeddyurappa in his car, denied the charge. He said they reached the spot 10 minutes after the accident and saw the villagers who had gathered at the spot. “Yeddyurappa asked the driver to stop the car and park it on the roadside. When cops told us the accident victim had died, he informed that people had gathered at the spot and the cops would take the legal action. It is wrong to say he didn’t stop to help,” Ramdas stated.