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Udupi : Reckless driving claims youth’s life; locals protest

Udupi : Reckless driving claims youth’s life; locals protest

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Feb 3, 2016 :  An accident due to reckless driving which claimed the life of a youth and injured a student,  sparked tension on the National Highway at Kaup on February 2, Tuesday evening.

accident in udupi The deceased  youth is Preetham Shetty (23) of Kotalkatte, Kaup, while the injured girl is  Meghana  Brahmavar, a student of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru.

The mishap occurred when the Mangaluru-Kundapur   bus named Nandi Motors was speeding forth  and in the process rammed  against a stationed fish lorry.

It is said a rod at the rear of the  truck broke in the process and  hit Preetham who was in the bus. He is learnt to have died on the spot.

Locals who were furious over the reckless driving stopped all buses operating on the Udupi Mangaluru route. There was even an altercation between the protestors, bus passengers and the police. The police had to virtually struggle to bring the situation under control.

The deceased Preetham was the sole bread winner of his family ever since the death of his father a few years ago. He has left behind his mother and two sisters. He worked in a pharmacy in Mangaluru and was on way to its Udupi office when the mishap  took place.

A case has been registered by Kaup police.


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Shonal D’souza, Kundapur Wed, February-3-2016, 1:35

A tragic end of youth due to the life taker Express buses .

HemaVasudeva, Bangalore Wed, February-3-2016, 1:00

How sad ? The guy lost life because of driver’s carelessness. This type of mistake cannot be repaired.

Mohandas Adyar, Doha Wed, February-3-2016, 12:52

A sad news, The driver must be take n to charge and seize the licence because he has to pay for the mistake.The government has to ban the licence of such drivers on notice of reckless driving in future

Naresh pai, Brahmavar Tue, February-2-2016, 11:53

The competitions of the buses travelling in Udupi Mangalore roads kill the people. The DC has to strictly go through this serious problem and solve it giving ease to the people .

Sheena Rai, Hubli Tue, February-2-2016, 11:48

There are many private buses operating in this route and because of their geed of more collection they kill the innocents.Sad about Preetham’s family.

Abhishek Acharya, Puttur Tue, February-2-2016, 11:43

The public had to set fire on the bus . Because of thees buses most of them are prone to risk.

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