Bangarpet: A 20-year old youth out on a joyride with his friends on Wednesday morning was charred to death after his high-end bike bike collided with a private bus off Kolar-Bangarpet Road.
When the bike toppled and hit the ground near Jain International school at 6:45 am, fuel spilled on to the road.Soon, the vehicle Yamaha R1 caught fire and Nheeraj K from Bangarpet was burnt to death on the spot.
Circle inspector Dinesh Patil said Nheeraj K , a BE student of Reva engineering college, and his friends started their journey on three bikes from Bangarpet at 6:45am.
They were heading towards Kolar and it was reportedly a routine joyride. While negotiating a curve, a bus came from the opposite direction. While others moved ahead Nheeraj’s bike rammed the front part of the bus. Due to the impact, the petrol tank of the bike opened and the engine of the bus too developer a crack, resulting in leakage of petrol and oil. The bike was dragged for about 50 meters along the road and it caught on fire in no time.
Vishnu, a news paper agent, said he was on his way to Bavarahalli when he saw the youths riding the bike at high speed, “It was quite foggy in the morning and the visibility was very poor. I heard a loud thud and saw the bike and rider in flames. None dared to go near the bike and Nheeraj to save him, as fearing the fuel tank might burst.
Nheeraj is the second son of Kumaresh, an agricultural trader from Vivekanandanagar Bangarpet. His elder brother Dheeraj purchased this bike and gave to him which originally costs around 18.16 lakh.