Bengaluru: A 45-year-old man working as a BMTC bus conductor was burnt alive while sleeping inside the parked bus on the premises of Lingadheeranahalli bus stop in Bengaluru.
The deceased has been identified as Muttaiah Swamy, a native of Ballary. Reportedly a fire broke out in the bus, bearing registration number KA 57 F 2069 and Swamy who was sleeping inside the bus was charred to death.
The body of the deceased was shifted to the Victoria hospital.
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BMTC in its release stated that the driver Prakash in his statement claimed that the deceased conductor chose to sleep in the bus though there was a resting place available at the bus stop.
Prakash further stated that he himself slept at the resting place and did not notice the fire or smoke. The beat police, who were on patrol noticed the bus on fire and informed the fire force and emergency personnel.
Though they rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire, the conductor could not be saved. The BMTC senior officers visited the spot.
The jurisdictional Byadarahalli police have taken up for investigation.
With IANS inputs