Roshan Arora, who was behind the wheel, said she was eating ice cream sitting inside her car when her dog jumped and changed the gear resulting in the unfortunate incident
According to police, the accident took place around 8.30pm when they were proceeding to Vattiyoorkavu from Kanjirampara.
All the five persons died on the spot and the bodies were shifted to the Government Medical College hospital, Kottayam.
The State Government has released `49 lakh from Solatium Fund to provide compensation to 28 victims in hit and run cases by unknown vehicles in the last six months.
An angry crowd from the surrounding area pelted stones at the car, damaging glass panes and tried to set it on fire, but the police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.