Joyride on borrowed scooter proves fatal for teenager

A 16-year-old boy was killed on the spot and his two friends were severly injured when the scooter they were riding hit the parapet of a bridge on NICE Road in Kengeri on Sunday morning.

The deceased, Tejas Nagaraj, was a resident of Govindarajnagar near Vijayanagar. He had just joined first-year PUC after completing SSLC, the police said.

According to the police, Tejas had borrowed a scooter from his neighbour and called his friends Manish and Kishore for a joyride on Saturday night. The trio had not informed their parents and set out on a ride on NICE road. When they were returning home, Tejas who was speeding lost control of the vehicle on the railway bridge on NICE Road and hit the parapet.

The incident happened around 3.45 am on Sunday. While Manish sustained head injuries, Kishore fractured his leg. Both of them were riding pillion with Tejas, the police said.

Passersby rushed the trio to the nearby Rajarajeshwari Hospital and called the police. Tejas was declared brought dead and his body was shifted for post-mortem. Manish was shifted to Nimhans, while Kishore was treated at Rajarajeshwari Hospital, the police said. The Kengeri traffic police have registered a case.

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