Mysuru: Two constables attached to fifth battalion of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) force, Mysuru were killed after their two-wheeler was allegedly knocked down by a jeep on Lalitha Mahal road in the city on Sunday night.
P Mahesh (23) of Kumbarakoppal in the city and Amarnath Talikote (24) of Jamkhandi taluk, Vijayapura district are the deceased persons.
The tragedy struck when the two constables were returning to the battalion near Sangolli Rayanna Circle after having dinner at the food street near Siddartha Nagar. The jeep hit their two-wheeler and dragged the vehicle to a distance of about 10 metres, while the two constables were tossed into air and suffered severe head injuries, and succumbed on the spot due to severe bleeding.
The jeep driver drove away in his bid to escape from the spot, but was chased by alert public who succeeded in stopping and catching hold of him near the outer-ring road junction at Alanahalli.
Siddartha Nagar Traffic Police who rushed to the spot, took the jeep driver into their custody.
The postmortem was conducted at the mortuary of KR Hospital on Monday and given a guard of honour, before handing over their bodies to respective families.
The last rites of Mahesh was conducted in the evening, while the mortal remains of Amarnath was taken to his native, where the last rites will be performed on Tuesday.
Commandant of KSRP Fifth Battalion Janardhan said “Both the constables belong to 2017 batch and their family will get all the benefits of the government. One of the family members will be provided a job, along with the benefit of insurance amount of Rs 20 lakh given in the case of death on duty, compensation of Rs 25 to Rs 30 lakh from the government, leave compensation and KGID benefit.”
– Team Mysoorunews