A local journalist was killed following a high-speed car driven by a Kerala cadre IAS official hit into his bike at midnight today at Thiruvananthapuram. City police recognized the victim as 35-year-old KM Basheer of Bureau Chief of Malayalam daily Siraj.
As per the eyewitness, the over speeding car which was driven by 2012 batch IAS officer and Director of Survey and Land Records Sriram Venkatraman, accompanying a lady passenger. The car crashed into the bike and glid to a wall of the public office at 1.35 am on spot killing the bike rider. Sriram was also carried to a private hospital with several injuries.
As per the auto-driverManikuttan, who was also an eyewitness to the accident, the IAS official was in a drunken state and sought to render first aid to the victim.
Sriram got back from the US last week following a year’s spending in Harvard and was designated as Director of Survey and land Records on August 1. He was the second topper of 2012 batch and a doctor by training.
Throughout his period as Sub-collector in Devikulam in Idukki district, he shattered down land mafia in Idukki and dragged controversies when he raged against local CPI(M) legislator who had trespassed on some land. Sriram was transferred even before his term completed in Devikulam.
Pinarayi Vijayan the CM and Ramesh Chennithala Leader of Opposition comforted the death of journalist KM Basheer.Share this to your,