Truck driver fleeing from MVD officials found dead

Alappuzha: A truck driver, who ran away along with his helper after parking his vehicle on seeing motor vehicle department (MVD) officials, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the wee hours here on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified Shanavas K, 37, of Karunagappalli and the incident took place on NH 66 at Kalithattu Junction within Mararikulam police station limits.
Police inspector S Rajesh said that Shanavas was driving the truck carrying manufactured sand (M-sand) from Marady in Ernakulam to Karunagapally on Friday night. “As per CCTV visuals, after seeing the vehicle of MVD, Shanavas parked the truck along NH 66 at Kalithattu Junction here between 8:30pm and 9pm. Shanvas and his helper Vincent, 35, of Karunagapalli, ran away from there. MVD officials reached there and got the contact details of the truck owner and called him and informed of the incident,” Rajesh said.
“The owner called the helper, and both tried to trace Shanavas without success.

They lodged a missing person complaint with Mararikulam police,” he said.
Mararikulam police team found Shanavas dead in a private land near Kalithattu Junction. “We suspect that while running he might have fallen down and died of a cardiac arrest.

His body was shifted to Alappuzha medical college hospital morgue for legal and medical examinations and will be handed over to relatives on Sunday,” he added.
Menwhile, Tipper Owners Drivers Welfare Association has come out against the police and MVD department in connection with the death of Shanavas. tnn

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