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Assistant Professor dies in accident

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Iklas Ahmed
Iklas Ahmed

A 55-year-old Associate Professor of Fisheries College was killed in an accident near Jeppinamogaru arch on National Highway 66 on Monday evening.

According to Mangalore Rural Police, Iklas Ahmed was going on his motorcycle to his house in Someshwar Uchil, riding behind a lorry going towards Thokkottu. As the driver of the lorry applied brakes, Mr. Ahmed lost control over his vehicle and came under the wheels of the lorry. He died on the spot.

Mr. Ahmed is a faculty at the Fisheries college since 1985. He was among the resource persons at the The Hindu Education Plus Career counselling meet held at the Ramakrishna School early this year. Mr. Ahmed had given a presentation about career in Fisheries to students.He is survived by wife and a son.

Priest dies

Two persons travelling a car were killed after being hit by a Puttur-bound KSRTC bus near Porlipady, 30km from Mangalore on Monday.

According to reports reaching here, John Jossy Sequeria (33), an Assistant Priest from Sagar, and his relative Lavleen Vineet D’Souza were going in the car from Uppinangady. At around 10 a.m. the bus hit the car head on. The parish priest and his relative died on the spot. Mr. Sequeria was on his way to attend the nuptial mass of Roshan Fernandes, a driver of Shimoga Bishop, in a nearby parish.

The accident affected the movement of traffic on the Mangalore-Bangalore National Highway. Bantwal Town Police have registered a case against KSRTC bus driver Bheemappa and against the deceased John based on a complaint from a local resident. The police have also registered a complaint filed by Bheemappa accusing the deceased of rash and negligent driving.

Attempt to suicide

A 20-year-old woman was rescued while her six-month old child drowned in the sea in Korikatta near Baikampady on Monday.

According to Panambur police, Nadiya, a resident of Kudroli, entered the sea along with her child Mohammed Aseeb. A few local fishermen raised an alarm and rushed into the sea. Lifeguards and jet-ski operators from Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project also rushed to help. Nadiya and her son were brought to the shore, but Aseeb was found dead.

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