On Tuesday in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, a 71-year-old man was reportedly dragged over the ground for about a kilometre by a young person riding a scooter. According to news agency ANI, the elderly man’s SUV had been struck from behind by the scooter rider, named as Sahil, 25, who then made an attempt to run as the elderly guy got out of his vehicle to question him. The scooter-borne man then dragged Muthappa, the car driver, for about a kilometre along the city’s Magadi Road before Muthappa tried to grab it to stop him from fleeing. An ANI video was posted after the incident’s horrifying sights were recorded on camera.
Elderly man dragged by scooter on Bengaluru street— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 17, 2023
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“He was arrogant, continued to move after hitting my Bolero from behind, and he tried to flee me. I therefore did not want to part ways with him. He made every effort to get away from me and begged me to get off his scooter, which he rode like a snake. Several young people pursued him and made attacks and attempts to stop him. Finally, a few car drivers and bikers were able to stop him and grab hold of him “According to Muthappa.
Police have Sahil in custody and have filed a case. The victim, who received a few scratches, is receiving medical attention at a hospital.
#WATCH | Man being dragged behind a scooter on Bengaluru's Magadi road— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2023
The victim is currently under medical treatment a city hospital. The two-wheeler driver has been apprehended by the police at PS Govindaraj Nagar: DCP West Bengaluru
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Muthappa claimed that if the man had shown remorse after colliding with his car, he would have let him go, but instead, he tried to flee on his scooter. “The public phoned for an ambulance, and I received care. There was a large crowd there, and they even beat him. I would have let him go if he had expressed regret after hitting my car. He added that he has minor bruises on the bottom part of his body. “My shoes and new pair of jeans that I had worn shielded me to a great extent, but they both are torn now,” he stated.
The event happened a few weeks after the horrifying hit-and-run accident in Delhi, where a 20-year-old woman was hit by a car on January 1 as she rode her scooter home. After being struck, the woman’s leg became trapped in the car’s undercarriage, causing her to be dragged for more than 13 kilometres over the course of about two hours.
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