Two roof-top travellers die

Two roof-top travellers die

The two men boarded a KSRTC Raichur-bound bus around Friday midnight. While Manjanna was to go to Kushtagi, his native place in Koppal district, Shivanna’s destination was his was his home town Challakere in Chitradurga district.

The bus was overcrowded. So they climbed the rooftop without the knowledge of either the driver or the conductor.

The bus left Kempegowda Bus Station, took a right turn and reached Khoday's Circle. Around 12.55 am, as the bus was passing through the railway underbridge at Magadi Road Entrance, part of a railway track hanging low Manjanna and then Shivanna.

While Manjanna fell on the ground and died on the spot, Shivanna was injured grievously. He was taken to NIMHANS where he died at 5 pm on Saturday, police said.

According to police, entry of heavy vehicle, barring buses was banned under the bridge. Seizing the bus, Chickpet police have booked a case under Sections 304 (A), 279, and 332 of the IPC.