Two Bengaluru students die in accident in Bylakuppe

May 25, 2017

MYSURU: A trip to Kodaguended on a tragic note for two Bengaluru students, who died after the bike they were on collided with a car near Bylakuppe, 80km from Mysuru on Tuesday.

Rakesh, 25, and Jeevan Hegde, 26, were pursuing chartered accountancy in Bengaluru, Bylakuppe police said. The accident occurred around 2.30pm on Tuesday.

“It was a bike trip. They came to Kodagu on Sunday, and were returning to Bengaluru when they had a head-on collision with a car. While Jeevan died on the spot, Rakesh succumbed to injuries on the way to a hospital in Mysuru,” cops added.

Sources said that the duo had come to Kodagu to visit a friend. Jeevan was riding the bike, while Rakesh was riding pillion, they added. While Jeevan was a Bengaluru resident, Rajesh hailed from Vijayapura.

On the other hand, the four passengers travelling in the car that was involved in the collision sustained injuries. “They are currently undergoing treatment, and are out of danger,” police said.