Devotee crushed to death under a chariot

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Devotee crushed to death under a chariot

It took some time for the police to control the situation as tension reigned after the incident

According to the police, the incident occurred while worshipers were pulling the float.  Credit: DH Photo

A 45-year-old was crushed to death after a tank ran him over during the Naradamuni Rathotsava at Chigateri village in the taluk on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Suresh Basavanagouda, a resident of Davanagere.

According to the police, the incident occurred while worshipers were pulling the float.

He fell in the melee, went under the wheel and was killed instantly.

It took some time for the police to control the situation as tension reigned after the incident. The police transported the body to the hospital.

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