Mangaluru, Jan 24, 2021: In tragic event, a 60 year old man died when an unidentified vehicle ran over him this morning (Sunday January 24) at Thokkottu. The victim has been identified as Hammabba. He is said to be a resident of Panemangalore in Bantwal taluk. He had arrived at Thokkottu to visit some relatives at Kallapu.
The vehicle is said to have smashed into him while he was crossing the road. The vehicle then sped off without even bothering to stop and help the elderly man. Hammabba died on the spot due to the impact of the hit. The accident, which took place on the highway opposite Sahara Hospital, has been deemed a hit and run.
A case has been registered with Mangaluru South Traffic Police, who have launched a search to identified the vehicle and nab the culprits.