Road race involving Thar, BMW kills taxi passenger in Thrissur

Thar that was involved in accident, Ravishankar

Thrissur: A man was killed after one of the luxury vehicles engaged in a race hit the taxi car in which he was travelling after a family visit to Guruvayur temple. Padukad native Ravishankar (67) was identified as the deceased. The accident took place near Kottekkad centre on Wednesday night. The police said that a Thar and BMW were engaged in the race that led to the accident.

The Thar that came in the opposite direction of the car rammed into it. Though Ravishankar was rushed to Daya Hospital, he couldn’t be saved. Ravishankar’s wife Maya (61), daughter Vidya (35), granddaughter Gayathri (4) and driver Rajan were also injured in the accident. Vidya and Maya are in critical condition.

The BMW car sped away without stopping after the accident. One of the men inside the Thar was caught and handed over to the police. Thrissur Ayyanthole native Sherin is currently in police custody and is being questioned in the case. He was found to be intoxicated during the medical inspection.

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