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Bengaluru: Two women of same family die in hit-and-run case, driver on the run

ByYamini C S
Jan 07, 2023 05:07 PM IST

Two women lost their lives on Saturday morning after their auto rickshaw was rammed by a speeding car in Bengaluru in a hit and run case. The driver fled the spot and is yet to traced.

Two women from the same family died on Saturday morning in a hit and run case after a car crashed into their auto rickshaw in Bengaluru. The deceased have been identified as Fazila, 38 years old and her 24-year-old sister Taseena, news agency ANI reported.

The two women were sisters and died on the spot.

The speeding car hit their auto while the two women were traveling with their family from Channasandra to K R Puram. The driver of the car, who fled the scene, has been absconding since. Police have registered a case at the K R Puran traffic police station and are looking for the driver.

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There were five people in the auto rickshaw: the driver, Khalid, his wife Taseena, their two children, both minors and Fazila. While the two women died on the spot, the others in the auto escaped with injuries. They were treated at a nearby hospital, police told ANI.

The car driver's identity is not yet known. Further investigation is on and more details are awaited.

This comes after Bengaluru police said the city saw the least number of fatal road accidents in December 2022 when compared to the previous Decembers since 2018.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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