28-year-old Killed After Car Falls Into Sea at Maravanthe Beach, Another Missing

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28-year-old Killed After Car Falls Into Sea at Maravanthe Beach, Another Missing

Kundapur: In a shocking incident, a person was killed and another has gone missing as the driver of a car lost control over his vehicle and the car fell into the sea on National Highway 166, late night on Saturday, July 2 at Maravanthe under the Gangolli Police Station limits.

The deceased has been identified as Viraj Acharya (28), son of Vilas Marbles owner Ramesh Achar Neramballi and resident of Golibettu in Beejadi village of Kundapura taluk The missing person is his relative Roshan. His body was found on the driver’s seat with the seat belt tied when the wreck was removed.

The car, moving from Koteshwar to Byndoor on National Highway 66, Viraj, who drove the car did not have a clear view of the curve ahead due to heavy fog. The speeding car plunged into the sea and turned turtle several times. Roshan, a relative of Viraj was sitting in the front seat and was washed away by the waves. His body is still not retrieved despite many efforts by the police and the local people.

Other two- Sandesh and Karthik, who are also relatives of Viraj were in the rear seats. They both got thrown out of the car as the car slipped towards the sea. Sandesh is said to be severely injured and has been admitted to Adarsha Hospital in Kundapur. Karthik sustained minor injuries, police sources informed. The incident happened around 1 am, sources added.

The rescue team was joined by Apathbandhava Ibrahim and team. However, they were unable to retrieve the wreck that was submerged in sea due to strong waves and heavy rains. It was removed on Sunday morning with the help of local diving expert Dinesh Gangolli and Gangolli police.

Kundapur DySP Srikanth K, Byndoor CPI Santhosh Kaikini, Gangolli PSI Vinay Kumar, Kundapur Traffic PSI Sudha Prabhu and others visited the spot.

A case has been registered in the Gangolli Police Station and an investigation is on.


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