Mundaje: A biker rider died on Wednesday night after he lost control of his vehicle resulting in the bike toppling near the Durga Parameshwari Temple at Mundaje village.

The deceased youngster has been identified as Pradeep Gowda (22), a resident of Aniyur, it is learned.

On Wednesday night, Pradeep was heading to a relative’s house when he lost control of the two-wheeler. The vehicle steered away from the road and crashed into the gate of a nearby house.

The youngster, who sustained serious head injuries, was immediately taken to a hospital in Ujire by the locals. The people were taking him to a hospital in Mangaluru for further treatment when Pradeep is said to have breathed his last.

A case has been registered in this regard at the Belthangady traffic police station.

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Bengaluru Urban District: In view of the Bandh call by various organizations including Pro-Kannada outfits in the city on Tuesday, the Bengaluru Urban District Deputy Commissioner K.A. Dayananda announced on Monday that schools and colleges in the city will remain closed on September 26. 

The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure in the interest of students, read the release.