KOCHI: The incident that killed four members of a family in a water-filled quarry at Sasthammukal on Thiruvaaankulam-Puthankurisu route turns out mysterious as reports unfold unusual circumstances, according to reports on Monday.
It was on Sunday night the car carrying the four smashed the side rails and plunged into the gorge. The incident, however, had come to light on Monday when the locals spotted a woman’s body floating on the water in the gorge.
Reports from locals as well as police implied that the family need not have travelled on the route as they had no business there.
But the relatives maintained there weren’t any worries too for Viju and family to take such an extreme step of suicide as rumours say.
However, the top police officials suspected the family was heading to Thodupuzha, taking a diverted route. And, they had travelled almost 30 metres off the main thoroughfare before they reached the accident spot, they said.
The officials also indicated that there were no evidence to notify a major accident at the spot, which again would lead them to another upshot.
According to Piravom CI K Jinadevan, a suicide theory cannot be admitted as they haven’t yet launched investigation on the incident.
However, the CI said, quoting certain officials who had run a primary enquiry, that Viju had had a serious accident six years ago, and he had to confirm whether the past accident had something to do with the present one.