Onam Bumper winner worried of safety, flees from Kochi
Kochi: 24-year-old Anandhu Vijayan who turned a millionaire after winning Onam bumper is trying to slip away unnoticed by others. He managed to return home in Idukki without getting noticed before those who started to search for him in Kochi.
On Monday, he returned home to Idukki in a car. His friends arranged the car after he was worried over continuing in Kochi.
Though Anandhu received numerous phone calls after winning the lottery, he did not disclose the details of his whereabouts. Anandhu is working as an accountant in Kadavanthra Ponnoth Bhagavathy temple. Knowing this, many people rushed to the temple to meet the Onam bumper winner. But the staff at the temple did not disclose that he was present on the compound itself.
Amidst this, he handed over the winning lottery ticket to the nearest branch of Federal bank on Sunday.
After winning the lottery, Anandhu informed the good news to his parents, close friends and colleagues at the temple. He also alerted them to keep the news as a secret. Anandhu complained that he is unable to sleep well after winning the lottery.
“He is always worried about getting attacked by someone,” said his colleagues.
“I used to take lottery along with Anandhu. But I did not accompany him to take Onam bumper as I had duty,” said Radhakrishnan, Anandhu’s colleague.
Anandhu has been working at Ponnoth temple for the last 3 years. He worked in the temple for 2 years before completing his studies. He also worked as a salesman in a shop at Puliyanmala while studying at Christ College.
“I have to conduct my sister’s marriage and build a house in a good area where drinking water is available,” Anandhu revealed his plans.
Amid the COVID crisis, Anandhu plans to continue his job in the temple.