Last month, contradictory statements were given by his wife and friend who were also in the car over who was driving the car at the time of the accident.

Balabhaskar was in the drivers seat say 5 witnesses
news Accident Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:15

Five witnesses gave statements to the police that it was violinist Balabhaskar who was driving the car during the September 25 accident which killed him and his two-year-old daughter. Rescue workers and local residents who had appeared at the site too confirmed that the violinist was taken out from the driver’s seat. Drivers who passed by during the incident too stated the same, according to reports.

Speaking to TNM, Attingal DYSP Anil Kumar had said that many witnesses confirmed that it was indeed the musician himself who was driving the car. However, the police was yet to find conclusive evidence.

On Friday, Balabhaskar’s family had submitted a complaint to CM Pinarayi Vijayan and DGP Loknath Behera, for a thorough investigation into the case.

This after contradictory statements were made by Balabhaskar’s wife Lakshmi and driver Arjun – both of whom survived the September 25 accident. While Arjun told the police that Balabhaskar had been driving the car when the accident occurred, Lakshmi said that he was sitting in the rear seat of the vehicle while she and daughter Tejaswini sat in front.

On September 25, 2018, the car in which the musician was traveling in with two-year-old daughter Tejaswini, Lakshmi and friend Arjun crashed into a tree near the Pallipuram CRPF camp in Thiruvananthapuram. While Tejaswini passed away on the spot, the three adults were hospitalised. A week after the accident, Balabhaskar who was critical passed away from a cardiac arrest on October 2 in Ananthapuri hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

Balabhaskar's father CK Unni in his letter to the DGP has said that the family had booked a room in Thrissur and had planned to stay over that night. But Balabhaskar had suddenly cancelled the trip and started towards Thiruvananthapuram in the night. CK Unni also wants a probe on Arjun's antecedents. He has told the DGP that he had suspicions over an investment that Balabhaskar made at the behest of Arjun.

Balabhaskar is a well-known musician and is popular for his stage performances. He began his music career at the young age of 12 and was the youngest music composer to have worked in the Malayalam film industry, with the soundtrack for the film Mangalya Pallak. The musician is well known for his work which includes fusion music in the South. He is based out of Thiruvananthapuram.

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