Athamallik bus tragedy: Odisha police arrest absconding bus owner

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Athamallik, Sep 23:

Police today arrested the absconding owner of the ill-fated bus which claimed 19 lives after it fell off a bridge near Athamallik in Odisha’s Angul district on September 9.


According to reports, the bus owner identified as Rishav Kumar Tripathy from Mohankhali panchayat under Athamallik has been arrested by the local police. He was on the run since the road mishap.

‘Maharaja’ bus bearing registration number OR 06C 9370 skidded off around 50 ft below the Manitiri bridge in the district killing 19 people.

Two days aftger the tragic incident, the driver Birendra Behera was nabbed by special squad.

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