August 18, 2012 4-00 pm
Update from Michael Rodrigues
Pics by DPK
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Manipal: The deceased was the daughter of Karunakar and Geeta Patil, residents of Herga Shetty Beettu.
As she was being dropped by her father on his motorbike, a vehicle coming from opposite direction hit it hard. Kavana fell to the ground and severely injured. By the time she was rushed to the hospital, she had already bled heavily and hence died on the way.
The locals gathered in large numbers and held a huge protest in front of the Manipal police station insisting that the car driver must be immediately arrested. MLA K Raghupathi Bhat and district SP Dr Boralingaiah arrived at the police station and met the protesters. They tried to pacify them. Parkala town was closed for a day as a mark of protest.
The car driver has been taken to custody. A case has been registered against him in Manipal police station.
from special correspondent
Manipal: Kavana Karunakar Patil (5), a student of Upper Kindergarten at BBM School in Parkala near here died in a tragic road mishap on Saturday, August 18 morning.
She was being taken to school by her father Karunakar on his motorbike. A car hit the bike at Parkala and she got killed.
A case has been registered in the police station here.