Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway toll staff beat car driver to death

Ramanagar, Jun 5 (IANS): In a shocking incident, staff of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway tollgate beat a car driver to death in Karnataka's Ramanagar district, police said on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Pavan Kumar, a resident of Karikal Tandya in Bengaluru South taluk. According to police, the scuffle between them took place over the matter of paying toll fee and ended up in the murder. The incident took place on Sunday night (June 4).

Police said Pavan Kumar was travelling with his friends by car. At about 10 p.m. he reached Sheshagirihalli Toll Plaza and there was an argument between the friends of Pavan Kumar and toll plaza staff which soon turned violent. The friends of Pavan Kumar and staff members fought at the toll gate in the presence of the public.

The local people intervened and pacified both the groups. But, the toll plaza followed the vehicle of Pavan Kumar, waylaid it and attacked him and his friends with hockey sticks. Pavan succumbed to injuries. The incident took place in the limits of Bidadi police station.

Preliminary investigations found that the victim was going to Bengaluru from Mysuru. The accused were absconding.


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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jun 06 2023

    actually there are conflicting versions of this incident... another newspaper reports that pavan kumar (died) and manjunath (injured) are toll booth workers... toll booth workers had attacked the car passengers... the car passengers came back at 12 midnight and killed pavan kumar with hockey sticks... toll plaza workers are mostly goons / tadipars from northern states whose job is to harass / cheat public...

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  • tds, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 06 2023

    All tall gates shall be automated

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  • Darshit, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 06 2023

    All the reports in other media say that it was the toll gate employee who was killed by the car occupants.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Mon, Jun 05 2023

    plenty of times one sees some souls attempting a free trip across the toll gate flaunting some piece of paper. maybe this was one such game that went wrong.

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