Published On : Sat, Apr 22nd, 2017

Cyclist crushed to death by ST bus near Cotton Market Square

A bicycle rider was killed on the spot after coming under the wheels of an ST bus near Jaishree Talkies near Cottan Market Square on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Laxman Yogaji Bobde (57), a resident of Minimata Nagar. The fatal mishap occurred at 3 pm when Laxman was going towards Cotton Market Square on his bicycle. An ST bus (MH-40/AQ 6308) came from behind and moved past Laxman. The sudden passing of the bus scared Laxman so much that he lost balance and came under the rear wheels of the bus. He suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Police booked bus driver Chandrashekhar Shamrao Umap (48), a resident of Tuljai Nagar, Hudkeshwar and placed him under arrest.