Manimala: Jose K Mani, MP and leader of the Kerala Congress (M), on Thursday visited the home of the brothers who were killed in a road accident involving his son KM Mani Jr.
During his impromptu visit to Karikkattoor, Jose K Mani spent time with the grieving family members of Mathew Jose (Jiz-35) and Jinse John (30), offering them consolation and support. He assured Jolichan, the father of the deceased youth, that he would stand by the family in the future.
The mother of the victims asked why he did not bring KM Mani Jr. also. She expressed her understanding that the accident was unintentional and that she did not want the young man to suffer as well. She even referred to KM Mani Jr. as her own child, making the onlookers to struggle with tears.
Jose K Mani spent approximately an hour at the family's home, accompanied by James P Simon, the president of Manimala grama panchayat, and other Kerala Congress workers, as a show of support.
Jiz and Jinse, who worked as aluminum workers, were involved in a tragic accident while returning home from visiting their aunt's house in Karukachal on Saturday night. Despite being rushed to the hospital, they succumbed to injuries. The car involved in the accident belonged to Jose K Mani's brother-in-law. As a result, Mani Jr. was arrested and later granted default bail, according to the police.