Truck mows down 2 youths on highway

Two persons were killed on the spot after a truck hit them on National Highway-4 on the outskirts of the city in the early hours of Thursday. The police gave the names of the victims as Lokesh, 25, and Kiran, 26, both residents of Jayanagar.

Six people, including Lokesh and Kiran had gone to a function at Channarayapatna. Around 2 am, while returning to Bengaluru, they heard some sound in the rear of the car when they were travelling near Arishinakunte, off Tumakuru Road. Kiran and Lokesh got down to check the source of the sound, said the police.

A speeding truck driver lost control over this vehicle and hit the two from behind. As they fell down and came under the truck’s wheels, the driver sped away. Lokesh and Kiran were taken to a nearby hospital and they were declared brought dead. The police said that they were trying to establish the identity of the truck based on the footage from CCTVs installed in the surrounding areas.

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