Bantwal, Feb 25, 2020: A woman lost her life while her husband escaped with minor injuries after the Swift car in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge at around midnight on February 24, Monday at Punjalakatte.
The two were returning to their residence at Karla, Thenka Mijaru from Kashipatna where they had been to attend a Mehendi function at their daughter’s house. The accident occurred while negotiating a curve.
The deceased is Indira (55). Her husband Sadanand was driving the car. He reportedly lost control over the vehicle resulting in the mishap. Sadanand is an ex-serviceman. As it was midnight, locals who heard the screams of the two rushed to the spot and on seeing the couple trapped inside the vehicle, managed to take them out. However, Indira who sustained serious injuries died at the hospital. Sadanand is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru.
Punjalakatte police have registered a case.