THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A woman died after the car she was driving turned turtle and plunged into a ditch near Pathamkallu here on Thursday around 4.30 am.
The deceased was identified as Geetha, 46, of Shivam house, Kulavikkonam near Nedumangad. Her daughter Shivapriya, 17, and brother-in-law’s son Sanjay Krishna, 17, who were also travelling in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Geetha is the wife of Subramanian, a major trader and convenor of the Nedumangad unit of Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi. She was on her way to an orphanage in the city where she used to present a sack of rice for sponsoring a meal.
The police said the accident occurred when she tried to avoid hitting a truck which was parked on the turning of the road.
The occupants were trapped in the vehicle and Geetha suffered severe head injury.
The injured were taken to a private hospital at Karamana where Geetha was declared brought dead.
Geetha has also a son, Shiva Shankar, who is in Canada for studies.
Accident Victim Dies in Hospital
A woman who was admitted to the Medical College Hospital with injuries sustained in a bike mishap died on Wednesday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Thankamony, 42, of Haritha Bhavan, Kodupara, Vettamballi.
The accident occurred at Kuriathi, Panakodu, while she was pillion riding a bike rode by her relative Bineesh Kumar, the Aryanad Police said.
DYFI Activist Held for Attack
The Vilappilsala Police on Thursday arrested a DYFI activist who had attacked a fellow activist for joining Congress. The arrested has been identified as Sreeju, 27, residing at a rented house at Mannarakuzhi.
Sreeju and another person attacked Bijumon, 30, of Puthenveedu House, Mannarakuzhi on July 20 night. Biju suffered serious injuries and was admitted to the Medical College Hospital, the police said. A search is on for the other accused.
7 Held for Selling Intoxicants
Seven persons were arrested in the state on Thursday for the sale of intoxicants near school premises. ‘Clean Campus, Safe Campus’ witnessed 83 raids and registering of seven cases on the day, DGP K S Balasubramanian said in a statement.