Puttur: Chandrashekhar (27), resident of Banari in Uruvalu village in the taluk, was in a happy mood because he had just bought a new motorbike.
But the fate was cruel towards him. As he was riding from home towards Uppinangady, a Maruti Omni van came speeding from the opposite direction and knocked him down and sped away.
In the meantime, a bus arriving behind it reportedly ran him over. Although some passersby tried to take him to the hospital, the critically injured Chandrashekhar died on the way.
A case has been registered at the Puttur traffic police station.