Speeding lorry kills woman on spot

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-06-16 15:35 Mangaluru: A 35-year-old woman killed on the spot after she was hit by a recklessly driven lorry near Golithottu bridge in Puttur traffic police station limits in Dakshina Kannada district on Wednesday. The deceased identified as Janaki 35 was said to be working as a cook at a nearby government school. It is learnt, Janaki was on her way to the school which is barely 200 mtrs away from the spot when she was knocked down by the vehicle. The spot has turned into a death-trap as frequent accidents are being reported due to the narrow road on the bridge. After the mishap, angry villagers gathered at the spot and pelted stones at the lorry and damaged the vehicle. The driver fled from the spot and police have seized the vehicle. A case has been registered at Puttur traffic police station.