Shakthan bus stand accident; Police arrest driver after three days
Thrissur: Three days after a woman was fatally run over by a bus at Shaktan bus stand here, the police have nabbed the driver of the bus that caused the accident.
Police found that a private bus named ‘M S Menon’, which plies between Kodungallur and Thrissur, had run over the old woman. The bus driver Joby (41), a native of Vallakkunnu, has been arrested.
Police said that CCTV footage from the area helped them identify the bus. Driver stated that the bus was running in slow speed and that he was unaware about the accident.
On Thursday afternoon, Mary (83), wife of Jose and a native of Chiyyaram, died after a her head came under the wheels of a private bus. Even three days after the accident, the police had no clue of the bus that caused the accident.
Following the incident, police called up the owners and staff of buses that could have caused the accident after reviewing CCTV footages from the area. The owner and staff of 'M S Menon' bus did not report the accident to the police.
Meanwhile, there were attempts to divert the investigation by blaming KSRTC buses. However, police found that KSRTC buses rarely enters Shaktan bus stand and at the time of the incident, no KSRTC buses were inside the stand.