Five women were killed and six others injured when a speeding car ran over them when they were sitting on the footpath at a village in the district early on Saturday.
The mishap occurred at Hyrige village,about 40 km from Mysore,and the driver abandoned the car and fled the scene along with another person,police said. Four women died on the spot while another succumbed in hospital,police said.
The deceased were working at a private garments factory,a unit of the Skills Empowerment in Apparel Manufacturing in Belawadi on the city outskirts.
Villagers,who gathered in large numbers at the accident spot,found empty liquor bottles in the car,police said.
Minister S A Ramdas has announced Rs one lakh compensation each to the families of the deceased.