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Student crushed to death by tanker

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A 16-year-old student of Christ High School was crushed to death after he lost control over the moped he was riding and rammed into a tanker which was coming from the opposite direction in Papaiah Reddy Layout, Madiwala on Wednesday.

He has been identified as Santhosh, a 10th Standard student at Christ High School and son of Basavaraj, a BMTC bus conductor.

According to the police, Santhosh was returning home after finishing his pre-boards exams. He was over-speeding and was not wearing a helmet. The accident took place at around 2.30 p.m. While the tanker was going on the main road, Santhosh came suddenly in front of the tanker from a cross-road which resulted in the collision. He fell on the road and the rear tyre of the tanker ran over him and he died instantly.

Passers-by informed the police who shifted the body to a nearby hospital. Police have also seized the tanker while a manhunt has been launched to nab the driver. A case of death due to negligence has been registered in Madiwala traffic police and further investigations are on.

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Printable version | Dec 6, 2019 11:24:32 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/student-crushed-to-death-by-tanker/article8188861.ece

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