Friends' meet turns tragic, student killed in accident

Friends' meet turns tragic, student killed in accident

Car rams tree; 3 injured

A reunion turned tragic for four students hailing from Chennai as the car by which they were travelling rammed a roadside tree, killing one of them and injuring three on Thursday morning.

B Vignesh, 17, and S K Vignesh, 18, pursuing engineering in Chennai, and Arun Mozhi, 18, doing his BCom, arrived in Bangalore on Thursday morning to visit Avinash, studying engineering in a Bangalore college.

The three got down at Madivala and were proceeding to Avinash’s house at Kadubisilahalli in his father’s car. Avinash was at the wheel. But tragedy struck when Avinash lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a pedestrian crossing the road near the military camp at Ibbalur.

He rammed the car into a tree and S K Vignesh, who was in the rear seat, sustained severe head injuries. He died on the way to hospital.

While Avinash escaped unhurt, B Vignesh and Arun Mozhi are being treated for minor injuries at a private hospital.

Vignesh’s father S Karthikeyan, a machine tools manufacturer, and the parents of the other two boys, have rushed to the City.

Autopsy on S K Vignesh’s body was conducted at St John’s Hospital.

The four were high school classmates at Chinmaya Vidyamandir in Chennai. Avinash and his family moved to Bangalore a year ago as his father Swaminathan, working with Tata Motors, was transferred to the City.

Avinash is a student of first year engineering at New Horizon College of Engineering in Panattur.

Three mowed down

Three pedestrians were killed in as many accidents on Wednesday. A 55-year-old woman, who was crossing the road near the flyover in Domlur, on the Koramangala inner ring road, on Wednesday night, was knocked down by an autorickshaw. Mangamma, a resident of Domlur, sustained severe head injuries and died on the way to hospital.

A security supervisor was run over by an unidentified vehicle in front of his office on Hosur Road. Shankara Linga Poojari, 28, a resident of Naganathapura, was working as a security supervisor at a garments factory. He was on his way home after work when the accident occurred, said the Electronics City police.

A 40-year-old man was mowed down by a speeding lorry while he was crossing the road near Tadava Samudaya Bhavana at Banashankari on Wednesday evening. Ravikumar, a native of Bhadravati, was in the City to attend the marriage of a relative. He was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where he died, Banashankari police said.

Cricket bettor held

Officers of the Central Crime Branch raided a lodge in the City Market area on Wednesday evening and arrested Imran, 40, a resident of KG Halli, for indulging in betting over mobile phone during the ongoing Indian Premier League cricket matches.

Police have seized Rs 1.1 lakh in cash, a television set and two mobile phones from him.

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