Chitradurga: Speeding truck ran over the sheep herd and killed 70 sheep and a shepherd on a National Highway at Kanive Village in Holalkere Taluk on Thursday December 16 at around 8.00 pm.
As per information given by the Police the victim has been identified as Mudaappa (47) of Benakanahalli Village of Hiriyur Taluk. The accident occurred as the truck driver lost control of the vehicle in a steep cross. Driver immediately fled the scene.
A case has been registered at Holalkere Rural Police Station and investigation is on.
Local MLA Poornima Krishnappa has condoled his death and assured support to the family.