PANAJI: A BMW car of a Goa BJP MLA was torched by villagers along the Goa-Belgaum highway, around 50 km from the inter-state border in Karnataka, late yesterday evening after his son who was driving the car met with an accident injuring a local person.
The MLA, Glenn Ticlo, confirmed the accident to IANS.
According to a PTI report, MLA Glenn Ticlo’s son Kyle Ticlo mowed down a 20-year-old girl on Goa-Belgaum National Highway 4 around 5 pm on Monday.
The girl succumbed to her injuries when she was taken to a hospital by Kyle.
Her sister, who was accompanying her, has been injured. Read the PTI report here.
The car Kyle was driving, a BMW owned by Glenn Ticlo, was later set ablaze by the angry mob. Locals allege that the police treated the serious accident with ‘kid gloves’ because Kyle called his MLA father who spoke to the Belagavi Police Commissioner on the phone, requesting his support. (See Pics Here)
Kyle was booked for rash and negligent driving, but later granted bail by the court.
“We are right now completing police formalities in Belgaum. Kyle (his son) is fine,” Mr Ticlo was quoted by IANS as saying.
A video clip surfaced showing the car, which is registered in the name of the Goa MLA, being set on fire by a mob.
The clip also shows policemen chasing crowds of stone-throwers.
A counter complaint was filed by Glenn Ticlo against unknown persons for vandalizing his car. One person, who was caught red-handed, has been arrested, reports India Today.