CHIKKAMAGALUR: In a hit-and-run accident, a two-wheeler rider was grievously injured when he was knocked down from behind by a speeding car (KA 21 MD 9552) near the government bus stand here late on Monday night. It is suspected that the car belongs to comedian Chandraprabha of Gicchi Gili-Gili show fame.
In CCTV footage, the speeding car can be seen knocking down the scooterist near a zebra crossing and speeding away. The injured scooterist Malatesh, a resident of Nagenahalli in the taluk, was returning home after work.
Malatesh was shifted to Hassan for treatment of injuries. His family members have lodged a complaint with the Chikkamagalur traffic police in this regard.
When contacted, Chandraprabha told Public TV, “I was returning from a shoot when the scooterist, who was drunk, touched the left side of my car and fell. I stopped the car, put the scooterist in an autorickshaw and got him admitted to the government hospital in Chikkamagalur. Since I was getting late for a programme, I left the place. The police had called me and I told them that I am at a shoot and that I would visit the police station after finishing the shoot”.