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Friday, 21 June 2024 5.07 PM IST

Police solve Kottayam hit-and-run case after five months; Hyderabad native arrested

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KOTTAYAM: One person was arrested in a hit-and-run case that resulted in the death of an elderly woman five months back in Kottayam. A native of Hyderabad was arrested in connection with the death of Thankamma (88), a resident of Koruthodu.

The accident took place on December 15th 2023. Despite the best efforts of the police and scrutinizing the CCTV visuals, the hit-and-run case remained unsolved and the vehicle which caused the accident remained an enigma. The police found the accused after examining around 100 CCTVs in Idukki and Kottayam districts. Dinesh Reddy, a native of Hyderabad, was arrested by Mundakayam police concerning the case.

On December 15, around 8 am, the accident took place near Panakkachira-Anakulam intersection. Thankamma who was walking on the side of the road towards Panakkachira was hit by a car which came from the wrong direction. Thankamma was rushed to the hospital by the locals but she died while undergoing treatment. Many people witnessed the accident but the vehicle couldn’t be zeroed as the road was crammed with many vehicles due to the busy Sabarimala season.

Despite not finding the vehicle, the police were certain that it was a vehicle ferrying Sabarimala devotees which caused the accident. A list was prepared by investigating and calculating the time of the accident. A native of Hyderabad was arrested after a focused investigation. The Hyderabad natives came to the Sabarimala pilgrimage in a rented vehicle.

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TAGS: POLICE, KOTTAYAM, SABARIMALA, KERALA, HYDERABAD, ARREST, CASE, DINESH REDDY
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