2 govt employees killed in accident

2 govt employees killed in accident

Two persons, including a woman, died on the spot in an accident near Kumsi, Shivamogga taluk, on the Sagar-Shivamogga stretch of NH-206 on Saturday.

According to police, the deceased are M Lokesh (35,) who was serving as a section officer in the Energy department secretariat in Bengaluru, and Netravathi, (34), an employee in the Vikasa Soudha in Bengaluru.

The accident took place when Lokesh, who was driving a car, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree by the road, while trying to avoid hitting a cow at around 2.30 pm.

It is said they were on their way to Jog Falls from Bengaluru to spend their weekend. Police said the husband of the woman had lodged a complaint at the Vijayanagar police station in Bengaluru, saying that his wife had gone missing from their house since November 22. The Kumsi police have registered a case and are investigating.

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