Drunk driving claims life of 25-year-old in city

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-07-16 18:35 Bengaluru: Driving under the influence claimed the life of a 25-year-old BBA graduate near Anepalya Junction in Ashok Nagar on Friday night. The deceased identified as Ankur, hailing from Kolkata, had come to the city four days ago to attend a function. He was staying with his uncle in KS Layout. Ankur, police said, had completed his BBA from the city. Police said the accident happened while the deceased was returning home from MG Road around 12 am after attending a party, where Ankur had consumed alcohol. Upon reaching Anepalya Junction, Ankur failed to notice a pothole. As he was speeding and was riding under the influence of alcohol, he lost control over the bike and fell from the bike. The deceased sustained head injuries and was rushed to NIMHANS from where he was referred to Fortis Hospital. On Saturday morning, between 4.30 to 5am, Ankur succumbed to his injuries, said the police. According to a preliminary probe done by the Ashok Nagar police, the rider was riding in a rash manner due to being under the influence of alcohol.