6 members of the same family die in road accident
Six people, including two women and a child, were killed in a road accident near Manchedevanahalli near Bylakuppe of Periyaptana taluk in the district.
Police said the accident occured when the car, in which the deceased were travelling, collided head-on with an Indica car driven by a former Zilla Panchayat member Chowdaiah (65).
The deceased, resident of Sunticoppa, were identified as Shafi Ahmed (45), his wife Ramija Begum (42), sons Irfan (21) and Apnan (6), daughter Tashmiya (14), and their relative Rafiq (23).
Imran (19), another son of Shafi Ahmad, is seriously injured and is being shifted to Mysore for treatment.
Chowdaiah also died on the spot.