Jaipur: A 65-year-old man, identified as Kishore Singh Juliasar, was mowed down by a truck allegedly involved illegal transport of gravel in Kardhani area of the city on Wednesday. Kishore was the president of Ganga Vihar Colony. He had stopped the truck when it entered the colony. The driver issued a threat and left. The truck returned after delivering gravel. Kishore tried to stop it again. The driver allegedly mowed him down. He died on the spot.
The incident infuriated the colony residents who demanded an immediate arrest of the truck driver. The police officials said that efforts were being made to nab the driver.
According to eye-witnesses, one Bhawani Singh who was with Kishore started shouting for help when the truck mowed down Kishore. The colony residents rushed out of their homes on hearing the shouts for help. They started chasing the truck. The driver left the truck near railway tracks. He crossed the railway tracks and drove away in a car already waiting for him on the other side. The truck driver was identified as Ramlal, a resident of Kanakpura.
The police have launched a search for the driver. He was missing till the reports last came in.
The colony residents said that the transport of illegal gravel in trucks is a common sight in the area. The trucks are escorted by other vehicles including an SUV. They alleged gravel mafia is involved and the police aren’t taking any action in the matter despite repeated complaints.