N'gud: Three killed in mishap

Three persons were killed, two on the spot, as the motorcycle they were riding collied head on with a tempo on Mysore road near Mallanamule on Wednesday night.

The deceased have been identified as Shadakshari (25) of Basavanagudi in the town, Kumar (26) of Devirammanahalli — both pillion riders — and Srikantamurthy (30) — who was riding — of Goolipura in Chamarajanagar district.

The mishap occurred when Srikantamurthy tried to overtake a minibus and collided with the tempo coming from the opposite direction.

While the pillion riders were killed on the spot, Srikantamurthy succumbed to the injuries on the way to a hospital. The tempo driver is absconding. Rural police have registered a case.

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