Young rider knocked down by speeding tipper

December 30, 2012
Bantwal, December 30: A rider was killed in a mishap when his bike was knocked down by a speeding tipper, at Punjalakatte in Bantwal.
The deceased has been identified as Shameer (22), the resident of Koragatte of Ajjibettu village in Bantwal. Meanwhile Rafiq (25), the pillion was seriously injured in the mishap and has been admitted to a private hospital in Mangalore.
Shameer has been working for a shamiyana shop in Madanthyar and on December 28 night he had gone on a order to put up the pendal. The following day, he was on his way back from Punjalakatte after setting chairs.  
They were knocked down by the tipper. While both were thrown on street in serious condition, the locals rushed the two to the hospital. However Shameer breathed his last while Rafeeq was rushed to Mangalore for further treatment in a critical condition. Case has been registered.
Though the tipper driver had managed to escape from the scene, the police tracked down the vehicle with the help of the locals. The tipper belonging to businessman and former zilla panchayat member E Sundar Gowda was abandoned by the driver at Ujire.


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