Mangaluru: Hit-and-run Case in Suratkal – Accused Tracked down, Vehicle Seized

Mangaluru: Jagannath Shetty (38), an employee of Suraj Hotel on the highway had been knocked down by a vehicle near Suratkal on May 23 night. He was crossing the road after completing his daily duty.

The vehicle did not stop and had sped away. The CCTV camera installed on the hotel premises showed indistinct images of the vehicle. The Suratkal traffic north police investigated into the matter still deeper. A CCTV camera installed in a shop at Hosabettu gave clearer pictures.

The police checked all vehicle showrooms and workshops in the city and found a vehicle kept for repairs in the Toyota showroom. Its owner was identified as Ravindranath from NITK. They arrested him with proof and also seized the vehicle.

Further investigations are on.

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