Mangaluru, Mar 19: A 12-year-old boy died on the spot after being knocked down by a speeding car near Uppinangady town in Dakshina Kannada district on Sunday.
The victim has been identified as Nafil Husain, son of Ibrahim, a resident of Nelyady in Uppinangady. He was a class 7 student.
According to sources, the boy was riding his bicycle towards his home on national highway 75 at Morankala Nelyady when the incident took place.
The car was moving towards Uppinangady town. It is alleged that the driver of the car was drunk and it was moving at a very high speed.
A case has been registered at jurisdictional Uppinangady police station and investigations are on.