Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SS)
Udupi, Mar 8: A couple riding on a scooter died in a road accident on the Mulki bridge of the national highway on Tuesday March 7.
The deceased couple identified as Akbar Pasha (63) and wife Khatajabhi (53) were residents of Thirthahalli Kolikaalu Gudde. They died on the spot after a bullet tanker hit the scooter that the couple was driving.
In sheer negligence and rash driving, the driver of the bullet tanker came from behind and hit the scooter resulting in the scooter turning turtle on the bridge. Due to the impact of the collision, the couple was thrown off their scooter onto the road before being run over by the tanker resulting in their on the spot death. The scooter got mangled due to the accident.
The couple had left for Mangaluru Passport Office to get their passports renewed. Akbar Pasha, who was an electrical contractor by profession and his wife Khatijabi, are survived by their five daughters.
A case has been registered in Padubidri police station in this regard and investigation is on.