2 die in road accident at Dharbandora


Ponda:  Two youths from Khanapur, Belagavi, died on the spot in a road accident that involved their scooter and a car at Dharbandora, on Tuesday evening.  Deceased youths were identified as Rahul Mhanalkar (24) and Bhimani Galebalikar (23).

According to the Ponda police, the accident occurred at around 4.15 pm near Sugar Factory at Dharbandora, on Ponda-Belagavi highway. Both Rahul and Bhimani were proceeding towards Mollem on their scooter, while the car was proceeding in the opposite direction. Looking at the car attempting to overtake a truck, the scooter rider lost control over the two-wheeler and both of them fell on the road.

After falling on the road, both the rider and pillion rider got pulled towards approaching car and dashed against it and died on spot due to  grievous head injuries.

The police said both were without helmet during the accident and the helmet was found on the footboard.

The police detained the car driver identified as Rishi Sahai, a resident of  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and have registered offense against him for causing death by rash and negligent driving.