Bangalore: A speeding ambulance rushing in one-way carrying a patient mowed down a 26-year-old youth near Bharath Junction, on JC Road, in the early hours of Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Amjad, owner of a meat shop in Kumbarpet. He was married a couple of months ago, police said.
At around 12:30 am, Amjad, a resident of Siddapura, along with his friend, Imran, 26, was on the way to Kalasipalyam for tea, after attending a function in Sarakki, when the ‘108’ ambulance hit their bike near Bharath Junction, injuring both Amjad and Imran. Amjad sustained head injuries while Imran escaped with minor injuries, the City Market Traffic Police said.
Amjad was rushed to Victoria Hospital but, was declared brought dead while Imran was given first aid. Following the accident, the patient being ferried in the ambulance was shifted to another vehicle. The driver was summoned to the police station.
Man mowed down
A goods vehicle mowed down a two-wheeler rider in Peenya Industrial Area on Tuesday morning.
Sunil Kumar, 28, a native of Bihar and a resident of Rajagopalanagar, was on his way to work at around 7.40 am when a speeding goods vehicle struck him. Kumar was killed on the spot, police said.
Kumar was employed in a stone grinding factory. The driver and cleaner of the goods vehicle fled the spot. Peenya traffic police have registered a case.
Student attempts suicide
A student at a private school attempted suicide by consuming “whitener” after he was slapped by two girls, allegedly at the behest of a teacher.
According to KP Agrahara police, Divya, a teacher at Tilak Memorial School, had asked two students to slap a seventh standard student who had not done his homework.
The victim, who felt humiliated, consumed “whitener” (correction fluid). However, upon noticing him sick, his parents rushed him to a nearby hospital. He is stated to be stable. The KP Agrahara police have registered a case.