Rider dies as bike skids on slippery Shanthinagar road

Rider dies as bike skids on slippery Shanthinagar road

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A 25-year-old software engineer died and his colleague was wounded after their speeding bike skidded in central Bengaluru's Shanthinagar on Friday night, police said. 

Local residents suggested that the accident occurred because of the bad road which had become slippery following heavy rainfall. They accused the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) of not acting on their complaints about the road's bad condition. 

Mohammed Azharuddin, a resident of Lakkasandra and a native of Madurai, was riding the motorbike with his colleague Raghu Vishnu, 26, on the pillion. The duo worked for a company on Richmond Road. The vehicle belongs to Vishnu and they were on the way to the Shanthinagar bus station where Azharuddin had to be dropped off. Azharuddin requested Vishnu to let him ride. 

The road was wet and slippery, and the motorbike went into a skid. Azharuddin fell off the bike, and its handle brushed against his chest. He sustained internal injuries and bled profusely. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Vishnu escaped with leg injuries. In a statement to the jurisdictional Wilson Garden traffic police, he praised the alacrity showed by the driver of a KSRTC driver that was right behind their motorbike. He applied sudden brakes.