Mangaluru: Two people on a scooter died as a tipper collided with their two-wheeler at Nanthoor Circle on National Highway 66 on Saturday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Samuel Jesudas, 66, who was a resident of Sulthan Batteri, and his relative Bhoomika, 17, said the police.

They were waiting near the signal at Nanthoor Circle at around 12:15 pm on Saturday, when the tipper, which was traveling from Pumpwell Junction, hit them. Both Samuel and Bhoomika are learned to have fallen off the scooter and were run over by the heavy vehicle.

The grievously injured duo was taken immediately to the District Wenlock Hospital, but both riders are said to have died on the way.

Following the accident and deaths, the locals thrashed the tipper driver Satish Gowda Patil and also stoned the vehicle, damaging the glasses.

The driver has been accused of overspeeding and driving the tipper recklessly, which allegedly caused the disaster.

Traffic (East) Police have filed a case and also took the tipper driver, Patil, into custody.

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New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider individual cases seeking acceptance of demonetised currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

A bench comprising BR Gavai and Vikram Nath, however, allowed the individual petitioners to approach the government with a representation.

The top court directed the government to decide the representation and consider the individual grievances, if made, within a period of 12 weeks.

"After the judgement of the constitution bench, we do not find it will be permissible for us to exercise our jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution in individual cases to accept demonetised currency notes," the bench said.

It also clarified that in the event any of the petitioners are not satisfied with the action by the Union of India, they would be at liberty to approach the high court concerned.

In a majority verdict, the top court had upheld the government's 2016 decision to demonetise the currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

A five-judge Constitution bench had said the Centre's decision-making process could not have been flawed as there was consultation between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union government.

The court had said the notification dated November 8, 2016, which announced the decision to scrap the high-value currency notes, cannot be said to be unreasonable and struck down on the ground of decision-making process.