Staff Correspondent

DHARWAD: A teenager riding a motorcycle was killed and another injured in an accident that occurred here near Rayanal on Saturday afternoon.

The police gave the name of the victim as Ashish Devdas Gaonkar (16), a resident of Dharwad. They said the accident occurred when Ashish was on his way to Navanagar along with his friend Lakhan Ashok Kotbagi (16). When a tractor driver moved his vehicle to the right to go to a petrol outlet on the roadside, the motorcyclist, unable to control his vehicle, crashed into the tractor, they said.

The police said Ashish died on his way to hospital. The injured boy has been admitted to the SDM Medical College Hospital. The police have seized the tractor. The driver of the tractor was reported to be absconding.

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