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Kannada actor Nagabhushana NS accused of ramming speeding car into couple in Bengaluru, woman dies

Updated on: 02 October,2023 09:56 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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According to reports, Kannada actor Nagabhushana NS has been accused of speeding and rash driving after his car killed a woman and critically injured her husband

Kannada actor Nagabhushana NS accused of ramming speeding car into couple in Bengaluru, woman dies

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Key Highlights

  1. Kannada actor Nagabhushana NS was arrested by the Bengaluru cops for a car accident
  2. He rammed his car into a couple on Vasanthapura main road in South Bengaluru on Saturday
  3. The actor was granted bail after recording his statement on the matter

Kannada actor Nagabhushana NS allegedly killed a woman and injured her husband with his car in Bengaluru on Saturday. According to reports, the accident took place on Vasanthapura main road in South Bengaluru. During the ongoing investigation, the police identified the deceased woman as Prema S whereas her injured husband, Krishna B, is reportedly a driver. 


The accident took place near the couple's residence on Saturday around 9.45 p.m. An FIR was lodged against Nagabhushana by the woman's son who is reportedly a software engineer. Reportedly, the Kumaraswamy traffic police station in Bengaluru registered the complaint. It is said to be a case of speeding and negligent driving. However, the Kannada actor was given bail and might be summoned for investigation in the future. 


Shiva Prakash D, DCP Traffic South, said in a statement to reporters, "Have sent his blood sample for an alcohol test. With our breathanalyzer device, we didn't find traces of alcohol." He also shared, "The incident occurred because of rash and negligent driving. There was a speed breaker but he did not reduce the speed and ended up hitting the couple and crashing into an electric pole. The actor has been released on station bail."


According to the Times Of India's report, Nagabhushan said in his police statement, "A woman and a man suddenly entered the road from a footpath. I was taken aback and hit them. The vehicle stopped after hitting a roadside electric pole. I noticed the injured woman was not in the condition of speaking and the man was conscious. Passers-by and I rushed them to a hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. The injured man was shifted to another hospital for treatment. Later, I came to know that the deceased was Prema and the injured was her husband Krishna. I was driving my car when the accident occurred."

As per The New Indian Express' report, Krishna is currently being treated at a private hospital on Bannerghatta Road. Reportedly, he has sustained injuries in the head, abdomen and leg and is said to be in critical condition. 

Nagabhushan has acted in various Kannada films and shot to fame Badava Rascal. 

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