Hassan: Naveen Kumar (26), sonf of Marigowda and Shantamma couple from Hindanakoppal of Arakalagud in the district, died in a road mishap on Friday night.
He was serving in National Rifles in the armed forces for the last six years and had arrived on holidays only earlier during the week. His last posting was in Jammu and Kashmir.
When he was riding his bike on Hassan-Arakalgud road in the night, he was knocked down by an unidentified vehicle, which sped away without stopping after the collision. He is believed to have died on the spot, said Gorur police station sub inspector Krishna.