Beltangady: Toddler killed, 3 injured as auto rickshaw hits bridge wall

Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (SS)

Beltangady, Feb 1: A one-year-old toddler died and three others were injured on Monday, January 30, after an auto rickshaw hit a bridge wall at Banamthadi of Maladi village.

The 1.2-year-old male toddler born to couple Santhosh and Geetha of Nitte in Karkala taluk died in the accident while three others travelling in the auto escaped unhurt with minor injuries.

Geetha had visited her mother's home in Padangady and was returning from her sister's home in Shamboor with her mother Rathna when the accident occurred.

The auto hit a bridge and the toddler Atharva was thrown onto the road due to the accident. Attarva was seriously injured and was rushed to Punjalkatte government hospital for treatment. He was then taken to a hospital in Mangaluru where he failed to respond to treatment and died.

Geetha and her mother Rathna along with auto driver Dayananda escaped unhurt with minor injuries.

Punjalkatte police have registered a complaint against Dayananda who was driving the auto as the toddler had died due to his negligence and carelessness.





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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Feb 02 2023

    Very tragic.Heartfelt sympathy to family.How many people can travel with a Rickshaw?However ,I am sure driver was drunken ?Or high speed ?Otherwise I see no reason to hit Bridge wall.Otherwise rickshaw was not in order Now he has to face the case and pay for family .

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  • suresh, kinnigoli

    Wed, Feb 01 2023

    One of the most unsafe mode of transport especially in highway auto rikshaw. God Knows how they approved this mode of transport.

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  • Sadiq, CKM

    Wed, Feb 01 2023

    The police should take serious action against the driver. Some auto drivers believe they are in the cockpit to take off the plane. Auto rickshaws should be subject to speed limits enforced by the traffic police.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 01 2023

    tHIS GUTKA affect

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