A Correspondent

Kalpetta: A couple was killed and their child injured in a collision between a motorcycle and a utility vehicle at Mullankolly town, near Pulpally, in the district early on Friday morning.

The police identified the deceased as Kochuparambil Shaji, 34, and Sherin, 28, of Kabanigiri, near Pulpally.

Shaji and Sherin, along with Shilna, 4, were returning home after consulting a physician at Pulpally when the utility vehicle rammed the motorcycle they were travelling on. The couple died on the spot, the police said.

Shilna was admitted to Government Medical College Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the utility vehicle escaped with the vehicle. The police seized the vehicle later. No arrests had been made yet, the police said. Shaji was employed at Nirmalagiri high school at Kabanigiri.