Pathanamthitta accident: MVD confirms suicide theory, says Hashim didn't apply brakes

Hashim and Anuja. Photo: Manorama News

Pathanamthitta: Cracking the mystery over the car-truck collision in Pathanamthitta that claimed two lives, the Motor Vehicle Department confirmed that Hashim, the car driver deliberately rammed the vehicle into the truck. Hashim (31) and Anuja (37), a school teacher were killed in the accident on Thursday night.

During the assessment of the car, the MVD enforcement officials pointed out that Hashim didn't apply the brakes to the overspeeding car. The MVD report also cited that both the passengers didn't use the seat belts. All these findings corroborated the assumption that Hashim took his life along with Anuja. 

The crash bumper that installed illegally on the truck was observed as a major reason for the tragic impact of the collision. The RTO enforcement will submit the report before the Transport Commissioner on Sunday.

Anuja, a native of Nooranad was a teacher at Thumpamon North Govt. Higher Secondary School and Hashim from Charumoodu was a private bus employee. Hashim forcibly took Anuja who was returning from a picnic with her colleagues.

When contacted over the phone, Anuja told her colleague that they were going to end life. Anuja's colleagues approached the police after finding something suspicious about her sudden exit with Hashim. But before the police started tracing Hashim and Anuja, their car had already met with the accident.

Witnesses to the mishap also claimed that the overspeeding car was recklessly rammed into the truck. A worker with the truck told the police that the car came through the wrong side and had forcefully hit the truck. After recording these statements, the police suspected that Hashim created the accident to end life with Anuja. At the same time, the police have sent mobile phones of the deceased for a detailed examination to gather evidence on their relationship and the reason for the suicide.

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