Six people, including 5 of family, killed in horrific accident on NH4

Six people, including 5 of family, killed in horrific accident on NH4

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-06-20 20:38 Bengaluru: Five members of a family and a cab driver were killed when the car they were travelling rammed into the median and collided with a container lorry coming in the opposite direction in Dabaspet on Monday morning. The accident happened at around 6.45 am on the NH-4 road at Kengal-Kempohalli in Dabaspet police station limits. The deceased have been identified as cab driver Mallappa Siddappa Belavattige, 28, a resident of Rona taluk in Gadag, BMTC driver Bapu Gouda Patil, 48, resident of Gonipura in Kengeri Hobli, his wife Savithramma, 33, their daughter Sushmita, 8, son Basavanagouda, 10, and their 38-yr-old relative Nagaratnamma. While five of them were declared brought dead at the hospital, Nagaratnamma succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment, the police said. Twelve-year-old Manikanta, son of Nagaratnamma, is the lone survivor among the seven occupants of the car. Manikanta sustained grievous injuries and has been admitted to Harsha Hospital, the police added. According to the police, Bapu Gouda Patil’s mother had expired in Naragund in Gadag on June 18. Patil’s family (wife and two children) along with his brother’s wife Nagaratnamma, her son Manikanta had gone attend the funeral of Patil’s mother in Naragund and were returning back to Bengaluru on Monday when the accident happened. "Their car bearing registration number KA-41-B-3501 coming from Tumakuru towards Bengaluru was being driven in a rash and negligent manner," said the police. "When the car reached Kengal-Kempohalli, it lost control, rammed into the divider and went on the other side of road where there was oncoming traffic. The car then rammed into a container lorry coming from Bengaluru going towards Tumakuru side." Six bodies were shifted to the government hospital in Dabaspet for postmortem. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Central Range Seemanth Kumar Singh along with the Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Singh visited the spot. A case has been registered at the Dabaspet police station and further investigations are underway.