Udupi: The Manipal police have booked the father of the 18-month-old child, accusing him of committing offences under sections 279, 337 and 304A of of Indian Penal Code, which deal with negligent driving, causing injury to others, and causing death due to rash or negligent act.
Umesh and Pramoda from Udyavar Kutpady here were going to Atrady from Parkala in their motor bike along with 18-month-old son, Chirag, on October 2 when the motor bike had skidded when trying to avoid potholes dotting the road near B M School, Parkala. The motor bike skidded on this occasion, and all the three had fallen down. While Chirag suffered grave injuries and lost his life sometime later, the couple had survived with injuries. Both were admitted into a hospital and treated, and they are now recuperating in the residence of Pramoda's parental home at Hiriyadka.
Immediately after the accident, Pramoda's brother, Krishna Poojary, had filed complaint with Manipal police station, with the hope of making national highways authority responsible for the accident. But the police chose to find fault with the people who were riding on the vehicle.