Techie dies in accident

A 23-year-old software engineer with a private firm was killed after his bike collided with a  speeding minibus near KIADB industrial area in Bagalur on Monday morning.  

The deceased has been identified as Jeevan P, a resident of Bagalur and native of Tumakuru.

The Chikkajala traffic police said the accident took place around 8.30 am when Jeevan was on a bike to his  office with  a friend Vijay Kumar, also an engineer. Jeevan was riding the bike. Kumar sustained minor injuries and is admitted to hospital.

Jeevan was a son of Purushotham, a professor in Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) Tumakuru. After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to members of his family.

The Chikkajala traffic police have registered a case and arrested the minibus driver identified as Darshan. Both the vehicles were seized and investigations are underway.

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