Driver responsible for models' death in Kochi accident, police registers arrest

Ansi Kabeer (25) and Anjana Shajan (24); Abdul Rahman

Kochi: Thrissur native Abdul Rahman, who was behind the steering wheel of a car that rammed into a tree killing three including two models on November 1, was arrested by the police on Monday.

Abdul Rahman (25) was arrested and booked under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act and Indian Penal Code as he was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

"Rahman suffered only minor injuries as he was wearing the seat belt and also due to the airbag. The result of his blood samples showed that he was drunk at the time of the accident," police said.

He was charged under Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs) and section 304 of IPC (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

The two who were killed on the day include 2019 Miss Kerala winner Ansi Kabeer (25) and runner-up Anjana Shajan (24). They died on the spot.

A third passenger KA Mohammad Aashiqan (25) succumbed to injuries on Sunday. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital here.

The accident occurred at around 1 am in front of Holiday Inn on the Ernakulam Bypass.

The car met with the accident when it swerved to avoid hitting a motorcycle and flipped over, the police informed.

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