A pillion rider died on the spot while the rider was badly injured in a head-on collision between a water tanker and a motorcycle on Kodigehalli Main Road on Thursday. Manish Sharanjiyan (15), a resident of Sadaramangala, died while rider Chandrashekhar was rushed to hospital, K.R. Puram traffic police said. A water tanker, which was overtaking another vehicle, collided head-on with the motorcycle.

The driver fled, abandoning his vehicle and the police are looking for him.

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