A 50-year-old man was killed and his wife who is assistant professor at AMC college in the city was severely injured when the two-wheeler they were riding was knocked down by a speeding lorry in Hulimavu on Saturday.

The deceased, Ramamurthy, who was CEO of Malve Pristine Components, was returning home with his wife Shanthala (45) on their Activa two-wheeler when the accident took place.

The lorry carrying crushed stones knocked them down and sped away. The Hulimavu police have taken up a case of culpable homicide and are looking out for the driver.

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