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Biker killed, pillion rider injured in accident

A 23-year-old man riding a motorcycle was hit by a truck on Kadugodi Road in Whitefield on Thursday morning. His friend, who was riding pillion, was injured and is currently being treated at a private hospital.

The deceased, Prakash Chandra Rao, was a resident of Kadugodi. He hailed from Bhubaneswar in Odisha. He was returning home from work, along with his friend Sai Venkatesh, when the accident took place around 1 a.m.

According to the police, on impact, the men were tossed in the air. A few passers-by, who witnessed the accident, shifted Venkatesh to a hospital nearby.

The truck driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene.

The Whitefield traffic police have registered a case of death due to negligence.

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