IAF staff, colleague killed in road accident

IAF staff, colleague killed in road accident

A biker died and his pillion rider sustained injuries when their motorcycle was knocked down by a speeding car on Thursday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Sahadeva Reddy (21), a native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh,  the  police said. He was a contract employee with the IAF and was on his way to work with his colleague Sunil (26) when the accident took place. It happened on the service road near the Indian Air Force campus near Yelahanka.

The car was driven by an airport customs official, Ezhil Venu, who was arrested by the Yelahanka police. Venu was driving back home from the Kempegowda International Airport after a night shift.

According to the police, Venu was driving in a rash and negligent manner. He was sleepy and lost control of the car before it collided with the bike, they said.

The handle of the two-wheeler got lodged in the rear of the car. The bike was dragged for some distance before the car slipped into a drain.

Passers-by rushed to rescue the bikers. Reddy was shifted to a nearby hospital, but was declared brought dead.

The police have registered a case of accidental death due to rash and negligent driving  against  Venu.

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