College student killed in road accident

College student killed in road accident

A 21-year-old BCom student was killed and her friend injured when a speeding private bus knocked their scooter down on West of Chord Road on Tuesday night.

The deceased, Chaitra, was a resident of Vidyaranyapura and a final year student in a private college in Sahakara Nagar. She was riding pillion with her friend, Sanjay, who escaped with minor injuries.

A police official said that Sanjay and Chaitra were heading towards Rajajinagar to attend a friend's wedding and, around 8.15 pm, a speeding private bus hit their scooter from the rear.

They were thrown off the vehicle on impact and Chaitra died on the spot due to severe head injuries. The driver of the bus sped away.

The Malleswaram traffic police had registered a case and are looking for the driver. They also collected CCTV camera footage from the area. Chaitra's body has been sent for postmortem.

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