Killers in Khaki | What happened at Neyyattinkara? Vehicle owner recounts events of fateful day

What happened at Neyyattinkara?
Sanalkumar was killed on November 5 after he was pushed in front of the car allegedly by the Deputy Superintendent of Police Harikmar.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Thiruvananthapuram native, on to whose vehicle a hapless youth fell after a scuffle with the Neyyattinkara Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) and died, has recounted the events of the fateful day.

"While I was approaching the speed breaker, something fell on to the vehicle. I didn't even get time to respond. Only after I got out of the vehicle I understood that a human being had fell on the vehicle. Since I had immediately applied the brake, the car didn't run over him," Nikhil told Manorama Online on Thursday.

Sanalkumar was killed on Monday after he was pushed in front of the car allegedly by DySP Harikmar after a scuffle over parking the vehicle at Neyyattinkara. A case under IPC section 302 (murder) was registered against Harikmar and he was suspended after the incident
Nikhil said at the time of the accident, Sanal was alive.

"He was breathing. Local people rushed towards the accident spot and the police arrived some time later. They asked me what happened, and I explained," he said.

"Someone had taken the car keys from me. The ambulance soon arrived and took him. I followed in another vehicle. I later went to the police station and claimed the car keys,” he added.

When asked if the police had delayed taking Sanalkumar to the hospital, Nikhil said he could not notice it in the melee.

Putting the police in the dock, reports said the ambulance reached the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital only about two hours after the incident. The ambulance was reportedly taken to the police station as the officer on duty had to change his shift.

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