Nellore: A bizarre incident of an irate lorry driver killing an APSRTC bus driver by running his vehicle over the latter occurred here on Tuesday midnight.
According to the information, an RTC deluxe bus of Madhira bus depot of Khammam district was proceeding from Tirupati towards Khammam. When the bus had stopped at Srinivasulu Reddy statue in Vedalayapalem at about 2.30 am for some passengers to get down, a lorry coming from behind dashed against the stationary bus resulting in damage to the bus and window panes broken.
With this, the bus driver, Mr Durga Rao, got down from the bus and questioned the lorry driver’s action. He also demanded that the lorry driver pay compensation for the damage and move from the place. Enraged over the bus driver’s demand, the lorry driver jumped into his vehicle and tried to speed away by taking the lorry in reverse direction. However, when the bus driver stood across the lorry to prevent him from fleeing, the lorry driver ran his vehicle over him killing him on the spot. The panic-stricken bus passengers remained silent spectators.
The local police rushed to the spot, registered a case and took up investigation. (NSS)