Karkala: A private bus and an M-80 moped collided with each other near the church in Belmannu village on the Padubidri-Kudremukh highway on Tuesday evening. The bus was plying from Karkala towards Mangaluru.
Shekhar Kotian (50) who was riding the moped is said to have died on the spot. He owned a vegetable and chicken stall in Belmannu. His son Nitin (11), who was fatally injured, was taken to a hospital in Shirva and then to Udupi. He is said to have succumbed to the injuries on the way.
Among the three sons that Shekhar had, Nitin studied in standard VI in a local English-medium school, where his other two brothers also are studying.