Udupi, Jul 10: A youth from coastal Karnataka was killed on the spot and his girlfriend suffered critical injuries when their motorbike collided with a speeding bus at Masthikatte in Hosanagara taluk of Shivamogga today.
The mishap occurred when the couple was heading towards Udupi. Their two-wheeler collided head-on with a Tirupati-bound tourist bus.
The deceased has been identified as Prasanna Shetty (26), a native of Idoor Kunhady village in Udupi district. His body was shifted to Hosanagara taluk hospital for post-mortem.
Prasanna was a non-resident Indian. He had recently come home from abroad on an emergency vocation after his brother attempted suicide.
His girlfriend Arpita (23), daughter of Seetharam Shetty, from Siddapur was riding pillion. She was rushed to Manipal hospital with severe injuries.
Prasanna and Arpita had become friends through Facebook when she was a degree student at Bhandarkar’s College. The two were in love with each other for last two years.
A case has been registered at Hosanagara police station and investigations are on.
NRI youth from Udupi killed, girlfriend critically injured in bike-bus collision