'If not for public I would've been killed', says man dragged by 2-wheeler rider in B'luru

18-01-2023 Wed 12:26 IST | National | IANS | National
'If not for public I would've been killed', says man dragged by 2-wheeler rider in B'luru

Bengaluru, Jan 18: Seventy-one-year-old Muthappa Shivayogi Thontapur, who was dragged for more than half a kilometre by a two-wheeler rider in Bengaluru, on Wednesday said that if not for timely public intervention, he would have been killed.

According to hospital sources, the elderly man is recovering from his injuries.

Thontapur's health is stabilised and he is being treated in the ICU. The doctors are saying that he will be discharged soon. Meanwhile, the Govindarajnagar police who are investigating the case have recorded his statement.

DCP West Lakshman Nimbargi has stated that two FIRs have been registered against the accused person Sahil in the case. "One case is registered by Vijayanagar Traffic police station. Another one is registered with Govindarajnagar police regarding the inhuman act of the accused," he said.

The police have registered a case under IPC Sections 337, 338 and 307. Accused Sahil is being taken into custody.

Muthappa in his statement to the police explained that he parked a Bolero vehicle and was answering a phone call when this incident happened on Tuesday.

The accused came there on white scooter, rammed the car from behind and tried to escape. "I caught hold of his scooter handle. The accused increased the speed of his vehicle knowing well that I was being dragged," he told police.

The victim further stated that he had pleaded with the accused rider to stop the vehicle. "He turned deaf ears to my pleas and continued to drag me on the road. Onlookers who saw this, stopped him and rescued me," he stated.

"The accused had threatened to get me killed for daring to hold his vehicle. My both legs, knees and back are severely injured in the incident," he told police.

The government has declared that the treatment would be given free of cost to the victim. The horrific video of Muthappa has gone viral.


More News
Oppn decides to participate in Parliament proceedings today
13 minutes ago
Andhra Pradesh CM may shift to Vizag next month
25 minutes ago
Wild elephants trample tracker to death in Andhra Pradesh
26 minutes ago
Turkey-Syria quake toll rises above 3,500
3 hours ago
Received no funds or land from Karnataka govt: Isha Foundation
4 hours ago
Rakul Preet, Jackky to walk the ramp for Lakshmi Manchu's Teach for Change
12 hours ago
TDP leader's daughter gets assistance from Jagan government for study abroad
12 hours ago
PM lauds HAL's new factory, unveils Light Utility Helicopter
12 hours ago
Telangana Congress chief launches padyatra
12 hours ago
Telangana's opposition parties attack BRS government over Budget
14 hours ago
Siddharth-Kiara wedding: Guests to feast on 100 dishes from 10 countries
17 hours ago
Legal aid counsel system offices opened in 16 Telangana districts
17 hours ago
Rs 2,500 crore for Metro rail expansion in Hyderabad
17 hours ago
Agriculture, irrigation get lion's share in Telangana Budget
19 hours ago
Vijay Deverakonda ties up with Parasuram for 'Geeta Govindam'
20 hours ago
India's 140 cr people with Turkey in its crisis: PM Modi
21 hours ago
Centre creating hurdles in Telangana's development: Finance Minister Harish Rao
21 hours ago
7.8-magnitude quake kills over 125 in Turkey, Syria
22 hours ago
MLAs poaching case: Setback to T'gana government in HC
22 hours ago
Supreme Court gets five new judges
23 hours ago