THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An engineering college student died after the bike he was riding collided head-on with another bike at Chanthavila near Pothencode here on Friday. The deceased is Asif Ashraf, 19, son of Ashraf. The Pothencode police have registered a case. His classmate, Ananthu, who was riding pillion, suffered minor injuries and he has been admitted to a private hospital. Both are second year mechanical engineering students of St John’s Engineering College, Chanthavila.
Police said that the accident occurred around 9.30 am when Asif and his friend were proceeding to the college at Chanthavila via Kazhakootam-Kattaikonam road. When he reached near the mosque at Chanthavila, another bike came from the opposite direction and lost control and collided with his bike. Asif was thrown away from the bike in the impact of the collision and he suffered serious injuries on his head. Though the passers-by took the duo to the nearby hospital, Asif was declared dead on arrival. The body was handed over to relatives after an autopsy. The health condition of Ananthu is said to be out of danger.
Meanwhile, the man who rode the bike from the opposite direction was also taken to hospital with minor injuries, police said. The police said that his identity was yet to be known. Asif is survived by father Ashraf, mother Saji Ashraf, two elder brothers, Anish Ashraf and Anas Ashraf.