A 52-year-old District Youth Officer, riding pillion on a speeding two-wheeler with her son, died following a fatal fall after her dupatta was caught in the rear wheel, in Peenya near Hesaraghata Circle on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Kumuda Nayak, sister of former MLA B T Lalitha Nayak. She was a resident of HMT Layout and working in Nehru Yuva Kendra in Chitradurga.
Police said the incident took place around 3 pm when Kumuda was returning home with her son Prithviraj on his bike. They had gone to M S Ramaiah Hospital as she was ill. Kumuda, who was riding pillion, fell down when her dupatta was caught in the rear wheel choking her neck and she fell on her back. She sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to a private hospital where she succumbed after a while, the police said.
The Peenya traffic police registered a case and are investigating.