Ratheesh, 29, of Puthanpura, near Kelakkavala, at Pulpally, was killed after the motorcycle he was riding rammed a private bus at Eriyappally, near Pulpally, on Sunday.

He was taken to the Medical College Hospital (MCH), Kozhikode, but could not be saved, the police said. Ramesan, 30, of Chennamkuzhiyil at Kelakkavala, who was riding pillion, had been admitted to the MCH with serious injuries.

Ratheesh is survived by wife, Megha, and two children. The duo were returning to Ratheesh's house, the police said.