Udupi: Pregnant Woman, Mother Killed in Lorry-Rickshaw Accident
Hemanath Padubidri / Suvarna Brahmavar
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi
Udupi, Jun 4: In yet another accident, two women were killed when a goods lorry rammed into an auto rickshaw they were travelling in.
The accident took place at Santekatte here on Monday June 4, when the lorry plying from Kundapur to Udupi collided with the auto rickshaw moving in the opposite direction.
Meenakashi with her husband Santosh Poojary
Meenakshi (32) and her mother Jalaja (55) of Saligrama Karkada are the deceased.
Meenakshi was said to be pregnant. It is said that she and her mother were travelling in an auto rickshaw owned by Meenakshi's husband Santosh Poojary. They were on their way to Udupi Ajjarkad government hospital for a checkup when the lorry rammed into the rickshaw, killing the unborn baby too.
Santosh who was driving the auto and another person identified as Sachin were injured, and have been admitted to a hospital.
Udupi circle inspector Girish and other policemen arrived at the spot. Locals helped in shifting the injured to the hospital.
Udupi police have registered a case.