Electricity junior engineer killed in Curti mishap


A 32-year-old junior engineer from the Electricity Department died after his two-wheeler collided with a passenger bus at Kelbai in Curti-Khandepar.
Ponda Police has arrested bus driver, Dipesh Sharma, in this connection. According to reports, the accident occurred when Kedar Gaude of Vangal-Keri – who was working at Fatorda Division of the Electricity Department since the last two years – was on his way home from Ponda, while the passenger bus (GA-05-T-1437) was proceeding towards Ponda. Gaude died on the spot after he came under the rear wheels of the bus.
It is not clear how the accident occurred, but locals alleged that the bus was speeding at the time of the mishap. Soon after the accident, the bus driver was thrashed by an angry crowd but managed to flee from the scene. Police is investigating the case. [H]