Periyapatna: A bike rider was killed on the spot when the bike he was riding collided head-on with a car near Sri Mahadeshwara Temple on Gonikoppal Road here yesterday.
The deceased has been identified as Raghu (40), a native of Neralekuppe village in the taluk.
Raghu was proceeding on his bike to Habatoor to a relative’s place when Dinesh, the owner-cum-driver of an unregistered Toyota Fortuner SUV, lost control of the vehicle and rammed head-on into the bike, killing Raghu on the spot.
Dinesh, who is said to be a contractor and a native of Kushalnagar, has surrendered to the Police.
Periyapatna Circle Inspector H.N. Siddaiah, who has registered a case, is investigating and Raghu has been released on bail.
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