Truck crushes motorcyclist to death

A two-wheeler rider died on the spot after a lorry knocked him down in Chikkajala on Sunday night. The victim was identified as Manikantachar, 24, a resident of Vinayakanagar in Bagalur.

The accident occurred around 7.15 pm at Ganganagar Cross on MVIT Road when Manikantachar, a carpenter, was heading home on his Pulsar bike after visiting a nearby village.

Lost control  
The speeding lorry driver lost control over the vehicle when he approached the cross and mowed down the bike. Manikantachar came under the front wheel of the lorry and died instantly.

The driver abandoned the lorry and fled, added the police. Sources said the accident occurred while Manikantachar was trying to negotiate a pothole.

The Ganganagar cross road has not been asphalted many years and is riddled with many potholes, making riding very difficult.

Manikantachar fell down while negotiating a pothole and the lorry following the bike ran over him, alleged a few local residents.

They said they had submitted several memorandums to the elected representatives seeking road improvement, but their pleas had fallen on deaf ears.

Friends stab man to death
A 33-year-old man was stabbed to death by his two friends over an old rivalry in Banashankari area on Sunday night.

Akram Pasha, a resident of Cauvery Nagar 2nd Stage, was murdered by Waseem and Imran, both residents of the same area, said the police.

The duo killed Pasha when he was returning home after attending prayers at around 11.30 pm.

They accosted him near Ayyappa temple, picked a fight, repeatedly stabbed him and fled, said the police.

Local residents rushed a bleeding Pasha to Victoria Hospital, where he died. The police have registered a case and launched a manhunt for the killers.

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