Karkala, Dec 9, 2015 : A father and son lost their lives in a tragic road accident involving their two-wheeler and a private bus on the National Highway near Belman Church on December 8, Tuesday. The deceased are Shekhar Kotian (50) and his son Nithin (11) hailing from Belman.
The father and son were heading in their bike towards the town when a Karkala-Mangaluru private bus rammed against their two-wheeler before hitting a Swift car which was parked on the road side.
If Shekhar died instantly, Nithin was rushed to a private hospital in Shirva and from there to Manipal. However he breathed his last on way.
The deceased Shekhar was the owner of a vegetable and chicken stall at Belman while Nithin was a sixth standard student. Shekhar has two more sons.
A case has been registered by Karkala Rural Police.