Bhatkal: A 15-year-old student died on the spot when a Bolero pick-up knocked him down from his bicycle at Shirali, Shardahole, NH 66 here, on June 21.
The deceased has been identified as Nagaraj Dottamma Naik (15), a resident of Shirali. He was studying in 10th standard at Shrivali High School, Shirali.
According to sources, Nagaraj was going to the market on his bicycle when the accident occurred.
The Bolero driver fled from the spot soon after the accident as the boy lay in the middle of the road with grave head injuries. The road was blocked for 45 minutes as enraged locals protested against the police for not reaching the spot on time.
Later, Bhatkal CPI Prashanth Nayak reached the spot and dispersed the protesters, clearing the road for vehicular movement.
The body was sent to the Government hospital for post mortem.
A case has been registered in the Bhatkal Rural Police Station.