Two labourers, who were going for lunch, were killed when a lorry, which was allegedly being rashly driven, collided with their two-wheeler at Sunkadakatte on Magadi Road on Monday afternoon. The accident threw traffic out of gear on Magadi Road for for sometime.
The deceased have been identified as Sagar (28) and Lakshminarayan (31).
Sagar, who was an orphan, was staying with his friends while Lakshminarayan was married and lived with his family at Sunkadakatte. They were engaged in welding work at an under-construction building in the area, police said.
They added that the accident occurred around 2.45 pm. The lorry, headed towards Sumanahalli Ring Road, rammed into their two-wheeler and killed them on the spot. The police said that the accident was caused by the lorry driver.
The Kamakshipalya Traffic police have arrested the lorry driver.
Temple Brawl Leads to Clash; 6 Injured
Six people were injured in a clash between two groups at Chandra Layout on Sunday night. Police said that the incident was a fallout of a brawl over food distribution at Siddappaji Temple in Mandya district a few hours earlier.
According to police, Umesh (28), and Gopinath (25), two cab drivers who lived at Nayandahalli, had gone to the temple on Sunday afternoon. There, they reportedly quarrelled with one Chandan and his five associates over distribution of food. Chandan assaulted the two, but the onlookers intervened and stopped the clash. they added.
Around 11.30 pm, Umesh and Gopinath and five of their friends were returning from a function in the city when they were stopped by Chandan and his associates, who were armed, at Chandra Layout. In the clash that ensued, six people were injured. Umesh and Gopinath were seriously wounded, the police added. Chandan and some of his associates fled the spot. The condition of the injured is said to be stable.