Two pedestrians were killed on the spot when a private bus ran over them while they were waiting at the bus stop in Marappanapalya in Yeshwantpur on Friday afternoon.

Mallikarjun (28) and Manjunath (50), both flower vendors in Chitradurga, had come to K.R. Market here to sell their flowers and return after some shopping. Their work done in the market, they visited a relative in Mahalakshmi Layout before returning to Marapannapalya to catch a bus back home.

While they were waiting, around 3.30 p.m. a speeding bus ploughed into them, killing Mallikarjun on the spot. Manjunath was declared dead on arrival at the Columbia Asia Hospital.

The bus driver got off the vehicle and ran away.

Yeshwantpur traffic police are looking for him.

Suicide

A 36-year-old construction labourer committed suicide by consuming beer laced with poison in Amruthalli. The police have identified him as Nagaraj, a native of Vellore.

According to the police, Nagaraj, who was an alcoholic, was deserted by his wife two years ago and had been living alone since.

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