State cyclist passes away

Rajeshwari, who stays at the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs hostel, was killed on spot by a speeding lorry near Jamunala Cross, Kolhara Road.

Rajeshwari, who had joined the hostel two years ago, was studying in the ninth standard at SS High School of BLDE Institutions. She was training, along with a co-student and her coach, when the incident occurred.

The lorry driver has been arrested and a case has been registered at the Bijapur rural police station. Her parents, who hail from Maharashtra, are residents of Hunnur village of Jamakhandi taluk.

Rajeshwari had won a gold medal at the state-level cycling competition.  She had put to fore an impressive performance at the National Cycling Championship in 2010 and the National Games in Jharkhand.

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