Doctor couple among 5 of a family killed in car crash

Doctor couple among 5 of a family killed in car crash

Five members of a family, including a doctor couple, were killed after a car they were travelling in crashed into a bridge on Bidar-Srirangapatna highway near Kurugodu in Ballari district on Friday.

While Dr Santosh (36), wife Dr Archana (34), daughter Lakshmi (3) and Santosh's father Siddramappa (60) died on the spot, his mother Leelavathi died at the Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Ballari. The doctor couple's three-year-old son Thanush has suffered grievous injuries and is undergoing treatment at VIMS.

The victims are from Chalakapur in Bhalki taluk of Bidar district. They were going to Bengaluru. The car hit the bridge after it approached Bhagyanagar on Bidar Srirangapatna highway, added the police.


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