Mangaluru: The Mangaluru city police, on Monday, December 2, arrested the truck driver, who was responsible for the death of a school teacher.
The accused has been identified as Siddalinga Gowda Patil, a resident of the Naragund Taluk in the Gadag district.
It can be recalled that, on Sunday, a speeding truck collided with an auto rickshaw in which Kendriya Vidyalaya school teacher Shailaja Rao was travelling, resulting in her death and serious injuries to the rickshaw driver.
Soon after the incident, the CCTV footage of the accident went viral on social media. In the video, it can be seen how the truck was being driven in a reckless manner, causing the accident. Taking quick action, the police nabbed the accused and prosecuted him under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court has taken cognisance and remanded him to 14 days judicial custody.