A 25-year-old man was bludgeoned to death by a motorcycle rider in a road rage fallout in HSR Layout on Tuesday night.

The deceased is Somashekhar, a resident of Parangipalya. He was going for tea along with his friend when a rider identified as Avinash brushed past them in a rash manner, prompting Someshekhar to shout at him.

The verbal duel that ensued between the duo escalated to blows. In the melee, Avinash picked up a wooden pole from a nearby construction site and allegedly attacked Somashekhar before fleeing.

A profusely bleeding Somashekhar was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died. HSR Layout police are looking for Avinash.

Girl dies in accident

A seven-year-old girl was killed on the spot when a speeding car knocked down the scooter on which she was coming with her relative in Kamakshipalya on Wednesday.

Police said Cauverypura resident Chinmayi N. Gowda was returning home from a summer camp with her relative when the car hit the scooter, sending her flying. The child, who sustained serious head injuries, was rushed to a nearby hospital by her relative Mohan Kumar but it was too late.

The car driver fled, abandoning the vehicle.

The police said Chinmayi, daughter of a mason, was studying Class 2.