G. Ashok (19) was killed in an accident on the National Highway on Thursday.
The traffic police said that the deceased, a resident of Sarada Nagar in Marikavalasa, was going on a motorcycle to a temple at 7 a.m. to offer prayers on the occasion of the New Year and ‘Vaikuntha Ekadasi’, when he was hit by a car from behind.
He was shifted to a hospital with grievous injuries, but breathed his last soon after admission.
“We partied on the New Year eve and Ashok cut the cake as the clock struck 12. We woke up to the tragic news in the morning,” said his friends.
The police have booked a case and are on the lookout for the car driver.