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Woman biker Sana Iqbal dies in road accident

VISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PRADESH, 01/04/2016: Sana Iqbal, a Hyderabad-based biker on a solo expedition to create awareness against suicide and depression by conducting sessions at various colleges across India on her customised bullet  reached Gayatri Vidya Parishad College for Degree and PG Courses, Rushikonda, on Friday in Visakhapatnam.  
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VISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PRADESH, 01/04/2016: Sana Iqbal, a Hyderabad-based biker on a solo expedition to create awareness against suicide and depression by conducting sessions at various colleges across India on her customised bullet reached Gayatri Vidya Parishad College for Degree and PG Courses, Rushikonda, on Friday in Visakhapatnam. . ---photo: Arranged Pic

Cross-country woman biker Sana Iqbal of Hyderabad met a tragic end on city outskirts when the car she was travelling rammed the median on Outer Ring Road at Narsingi in the early hours of Tuesday.

Her husband Abdul Nadeem, who drove the car, sustained injuries and recuperating at a private hospital. The accident occurred at around 4 a.m.

“Sana and Nadeem went for a drive in their car at around 2.30 a.m. after they returned home from their respective houses,” Narsingi Inspector G.V. Ramana Goud said. They first went towards Gandipet.

While returning, they came to Outer Ring Road. “Near a right curve after Sun City, Nadeem lost control and hit the median,” the Inspector said. The car's left side hit a metallic electric pole on the divider and was completely crushed. Since she sat on the passenger seat (left side), Sana suffered severe wounds.

Both were rushed to a private hospital. The noted biker succumbed to injuries . A case of rash and negligent act resulting in death under section 304-A of Indian Penal Code was registered.

Suspicions were raised by some over the road accident after a text message purportedly sent by the biker got widely circulated on social media. “Our inquiries revealed the message was sent by Sana a few weeks ago to her friends through mobile phone,” the Inspector explained.

In that message, she reportedly stated that her husband or in-laws should be held responsible in case if she died of a heart attack or brain stroke. “We understand the wife and the husband developed differences on family matters earlier. The message was believed to have been sent by Sana to her friends at that time,” Mr. Ramana Goud said.

The woman biker was known for her campaign against depression and suicides. She travelled nearly 38,000 km as part of her campaign, delivering speeches at educational institutions.

After developing differences, she was residing at Al-Hasan colony in Tolichowki. Nadeem was living in a house at IAS colony of Tolichowki.


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