A middle-aged man was dragged for almost 70 kilometres after being stuck beneath an undercarriage of a sleeper bus en route Coonoor (Tamil Nadu) from Bengaluru. The 45-year-old bus driver Mohinduddin, employed by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) said that he didn’t ‘realise’ that a body was stuck to the bus.
A senior official from KSRTC told The Times of India, “This was one of the most bizarre incidents that he’s seen so far.” It has been said that Mohinuddin told the police that when he was around 70 kilometres from Bengaluru, he heard a thud, but thought the bus had hit a rock. He said that since he did not notice anything in the rear-view mirrors, he continued to drive.
Mohinduddin parked the bus at 2:35 am when it reached Bengaluru, and went off to sleep in the waiting room. It was only around 8 am, when the bus was taken for cleaning that someone noticed a body stuck to its undercarriage. That’s when the police was informed.
The deceased, who hasn’t been identified so far, is believed to be around 30-40 years of age and his body has been sent to Victoria Hospital for post-mortem. Mohinuddin has been arrested under Sections 304A (causing death due to negligence) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Mohinuddin, who has an experience of 10 years of driving that too with an accident-free record, told The Times of India that he never thought a man had come under his bus.