23-year-old Joyline Monis Dies in Road Mishap at Nanthur

Mangaluru: In a tragic road mishap a 23-year-old woman died on the spot after a bus ran over her at Nanthur here on March 23.

The deceased has been identified as Joyline Monis (23), a resident of Jayashree Gate, she was the daughter of John A Monis, Editor of Dirvem Konkani Magazine. Joyline was a Lecturer in St Agnes College Bendur.


According to police at around 8:30 am, route number 15, was going towards Panambur. Joyline Monis was on her way to St Agnes College and was the pillion rider on the two-wheeler at the time of the mishap.

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The road being one-way was closed for traffic moving from Nanthur to Kadri as the road construction work in progress. Police sources said that after so many warnings and road signs, vehicles are moving on the road even though it is a one way.



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Joyline’s sister Jackline was riding the two-wheeler, she lost control and both fell on the road, luckily Jackline fell on the other side of the road while Joyline fell in the middle of the road where the bus ran over her head, killing her on the spot.

A case has been registered in Kadri traffic police station.

The Funeral Cortege leaves residence, Jayashree Gate on March 24, at 9.30 am to Holy Cross Church Kulshekar followed by Prayer Service at 10am.

For more details contact: John Monis +91 9448109966


  1. Dear Family members, relatives & friends,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of beloved Joyline. May God Almighty grant you all strength & courage to bear this loss & may her soul rest in peace.

    With deepest sympathies
    Megan, Caroline, Sonia & Joachim Dsouza – Mangalore – Muscat

  2. Dear Monis and family
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of your beloved daughter Joyline. May Lord Alimghty give you and your beloved ones strength and courage to bear the loss. Let us pray all to God for her soul to be in heavenly abode today.

  3. Very sad to read. Young age god had no mercy. RIP. At least the educated one should follow the rules, why to take such pain.

  4. Dear Mr. John Monis & Family,

    Sincere and heartfelt condolences of the extremely tragic and untimely demise of your lovely and beautiful daughter, Joyline. Eventhough I do not her or your family personally, I pray that Joyline’s Soul rests in Eternal Peace and your family is comforted at this time of grief. Will surely keep you all in Prayers. Yours in grief, Ms. Andrade

  5. I have called PCR few times to report about this driver. This driver is so mean that he will run over even if He sees someone on road. He never stops blowing the Horn to harass front Vehicle driver. He also turns off and on His headlights . Plus more alarming is that He follows too close to front Vehicle.
    I have called Police Control Room few times on Him.
    Called Kadri Traffic few times on Him
    Called Urwa Station once to stop Him and punish Him.
    Called once to RTO and told them about His high Db horn and rash driving.
    On Monday evening I have given this Bus No:KA19-AA 387 written on a paper and gave to Traffic Police in front of Police Commissioners Office. The reason was explained to Officer After all these complaints, this driver was still driving. I am sure that He was trying to catch up with another bus as He does all the time as I always monitor His driving pattern. Now who should decide whether to let this driver to drive or not.

  6. Yes heartless bus drivers. When it happens to your family member then only you will come to know. May joy lines soul rest in peace

  7. Very shocking to see that the promising life of a cheerful lady was taken away.

    Heartfelt condolence and prayers to the bereaved family. May her soul rest in peace.

  8. It’s devastating to see loss of young life. More devastating is to read Mr.Joe D’Souza’s post and how he had tried to warn local authorities several times over this bus driver. Our Police, RTO, Politicians, Govt officials – most are depressingly incompetent and corrupt. They have no soul or shame. All they have is blood of these innocent victims on their hands!

  9. Its very unfortunate that people go on one ways not only risking their lives but also inconveniencing others. Also the police has been reiterating the need of pillions wearing helmets but few of us compromise by wearing sub quality helmets. Its really sad we had to lose such a young soul to an incident like this that could have been avoided. May her soul rest in peace.

  10. RIP…Joyline…In this case there was no fault of bus driver and its only the bad fate of the victim. But also it is the fact that mangalore bus drivers are very rash in driving and driving like formula 1 racing…Every one should follow traffic rules and should take care of themselves and also should have a sense that others are also using the road.
    Finally ofcourse it is the fate and destiny.

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