3 MBA students killed on NICE Road as car overturns

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Three MBA students of the Alliance University in Anekal were killed in a car crash on the NICE corridor near Begur Koppa Bridge around 7.30 am on Friday. Five students of the university were in the car at the time, of which two survived the crash. 

All the 4th Semester students were coming from the Bannerghatta Road side towards Electronics City. All the deceased are girls, and one boy and a girl are the injured.

Police said the boy, Praveen Chakravarthy, who was behind the wheel, lost control of the vehicle when he was trying to answer a call. The students had hired a rental car and were coming to the college. They had gone to one of the girl’s house at Arakere for group studies, as their exams begin next week.

The deceased are Harsha Srivastav, of Andhra Pradesh, Shruthi Gopinathan Nair from Kerala and Arshia Kumar from Jharkhand. The injured are identified as Pavit Kohli and Praveen Chakravarthy from Tamil Nadu. The police have detained, Praveen. The rental Ford Figo car has also been seized.

Arshia and Harsha died on the spot while Shruthi died while under treatment at a private hospital on the Bannerghatta Road. Pavit is said to be out of danger. 

“Praveen was not under the influence of alcohol. We suspect that Praveen while driving received a phone call and while trying to answer the call, he lost control and veered to the extreme left and the car toppled. The car was dragged to nearly 50 metres. The families of the deceased have been informed,” said an officer.

Madhusudhan Mishra, Registrar, Alliance University, told BM, “The MBA 4th semester classes were suspended after the incident. A passerby called the college after he saw the accident. College staff rushed to the spot and saw that two students had died.”

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