Mangaluru, Feb 15, 2020: A person who was sleeping outside a timber depot at Jeppu Kudupadi was mowed down by a lorry on February 14, Friday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Sudhaker (55) of Hubballi. The lorry was supposed to go towards Neermarga, but the driver was mistakenly proceeding on the Kudupadi road. When he found that the road near Kudupadi was dug up for underground drainage works he drove the lorry towards the vacant land in front of the depot. The accident occurred as the driver was unaware of Sudhaker sleeping there.
No sooner the driver realised that he had mowed down the man, he abandoned the vehicle and fled the place. The lorry was from Shivamogga and had come to the market for unloading vegetables. The lorry driver has been traced.
Traffic East Police are investigating the case.