Puttubudhhi (55), a resident of Puttegowdanahundi, Varuna Hobli, died in a road accident near Dr Rajashekhar Medical Foundation and Hospital on T Narsipura Main Road on Saturday morning.
It is said that the deceased was on his way to Mysuru on his bike. A speeding lorry hit him from behind and Puttubuddhi died on the spot. The driver is said to have fled the scene soon after the accident leaving the lorry behind.
The accident led to a protest by the public for construction of road hump on the main road. The protest resulted in traffic jam for some time. Siddharthanagar traffic inspector Harish Kumar visited the spot and pacified the public to withdraw the protest.
Police have seized the lorry and have registered a case under IPC section 304-A.