In a tragic incident, a police vehicle which was traveling to Kollam after tracing a missing woman, met with an accident in Alappuzha killing three people – including the woman.
The car was moving from Angamaly in Thrissur to Kottiyam in Kollam. The deceased have been identified as civil police officer Sreekala (40), Haseena (30), and the driver of the vehicle Naufal. One more person has been seriously injured in the accident.
The car was completely destroyed in the accident. The deceased were brought out of the car after the parts of car were broken.
The car collided with a lorry near Karoor at Ambalapuzha in Alappuzha.
The accident occurred early in the morning on Friday, and the three people inside the car died on the spot. “The deceased are those who were traveling in the police vehicle. In the lorry, only the driver was there. We are yet to find out what caused the accident,” Ambalapuzha police said.
Haseena, a native of Kottiyam had been missing since June 6. According to the police, she had left home owing to family issues. The police had been in search of her following a missing complaint from her family.
On Thursday, the Angamaly police informed Kottiyam police that they traced Haseena. Following this, a team of police personnel including Sreekala had left for Angamaly. The team also had Nissar, another civil police officer of the station, who has been seriously injured in the accident and admitted at a private hospital in Kochi.
“The dead bodies of Sreekala, Haseena and Naufal have been kept at the Medical College Hospital in Alappuzha where the post-mortem procedures have begun,” a police personnel at the Kottiyam police station said.