The deceased have been identified as Ravi Shankar, Ravi Kumar and Santosh, all in their early twenties. They were pursuing their final year Master’s in Korean Studies. And the incident occurred at around 1:30 am, when the trio were returning to their Chandrabhaga hostel after attending a party at the Tapti hostel.
The dead trio had been travelling on one bike,while their friends--Krishna and Aswin-- followed them on an another bike.
Shankar, who was riding the bike that met with the accident, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and was over speeding as a result of which he lost control. According to security guard Pradeep Topo, who was on duty near the site of the accident at the Eastern gate on the university campus where the crash took place said, “Everything happened in a split second and I immediately called the university ambulance.”
Narrating the sequence of events to the police, Krishna said, “Shankar was riding the bike and Santosh and Ravi were riding pillion. He lost control of the bike. As the bike was travelling at high speed, it dragged along the ground for about 100 metres before hitting the divider.”