Pedestrian dies in bus mishap, driver released

A KTC bus driver allegedly ran over an elderly pedestrian near Panjim KTC terminus on Monday resulting in his death.

Madhukar Pokhre, 72, was crushed under the wheels of a KTC bus GA-01-X-0438 while he was walking across the bus stand to board a bus for Vasco at about 3:15pm.
Driver Shrikant Gaonkar has been charged of causing death by dangerous driving under Sections 279 and 304 (A) of IPC. He was arrested and released soon thereafter, since it is a bailable offence.

Police said that Madhukar, a resident of Pernem had reached the bus stand from Kerim and was walking across to board another bus to Vasco to meet his relative.

“As he was crossing, the bus knocked him and ran over his leg. He was rushed to GMC but died while undergoing treatment,” the police press note states. [H]