Mangaluru, June 5, 2015: In a tragic incident, a young bike rider met a watery grave after his two-wheeler plunged off the Maravoor Bridge and landed in the river late night on June 4, Thursday. The incident however came to light on June 5, Friday morning when some passersby noticed the body of the youth floating in the river.
The deceased is Lokesh (28) of Nellitheertha near Bajpe. The suspicion is that as the road was quite slippery owing to the rain earlier in the day, Lokesh might have lost control over his bike resulting in the mishap. Lokesh, a tailor at Ambikanagar near Sunkadakatte was on way home when tragedy struck. His family had made a frantic search for him all through the night but of no avail.
Lokesh has left behind his mother Lalitha, apart from three brothers and three sisters. A large number of people had gathered at the scene of the mishap. The body of Lokesh as well as his bike were retrieved from the river.
A case has been registered in the local police station.