Mangaluru, Oct 16, 2018: A teacher from Mandya district who was part of a team of 40 teachers from his district who had arrived here to attend a Kannada workshop organised by Azeem Premji Foundation, died after he was knocked down by a KTM motorbike near Nantoor Junction on October 14, Sunday night.
The deceased is Shashidhar (44) from Bookanakere. He and his friends from Mandya were walking on the roadside at around 9.30 pm on Sunday when the tragedy struck near Padua. The bike rider was trying to overtake another vehicle when the two-wheeler hit Shashidhar who was seriously injured and later died in the hospital on Monday.
The bike rider Merwyn Jaiker has been booked for causing the accident. The deceased Shashidhar was a teacher of Bookanakere Government School.