The journalist died when his car caught fire while he was running. Kerala Kaumudi Chatannoor correspondent Sudhi Velamanoor died in the accident. The accident took place near Meenad Palamood, Kollam at around 4.30 pm yesterday. The police say that the fire broke out as soon as he got out of the car from the house where he lives.
A passer-by saw the flames and smoke rising and broke the rear window of the car, but the fire continued. The car doors were locked from the inside. He tried to put out the water but was unsuccessful. By the time the fire brigade arrived from Paravur and extinguished the fire, it was completely burnt. Under the leadership of Chatannoor ACP B. Gopakumar, police and forensic experts took evidence.
car catches fire in Kollam; journalist burnt to death