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Ishrat Jahan case: Father of Pranesh Kumar Pillai killed in road accident

Pranesh Kumar Pillai’s father Gopinatha Pillai who died in a road accident.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Gopinatha Pillai, the father of Pranesh Kumar Pillai alias Javed Sheikh who was shot dead by the Gujarat police in June 2004 along with Ishrat Jahan and two others, died following a road accident on Friday. He was 77.

Pattanakkad SubInspector B. Shajimon, told The Hindu that the accident occurred when a lorry rear-ended a car in which Mr. Pillai and others were travelling at Vayalar junction near Cherthala here on Wednesday. “The Maruthi 800 in which Pillai was travelling applied a sudden break and a lorry rear-ended the car. He suffered injuries and was shifted to a hospital in Ernakulam. He died on Friday morning,” the police officer said.

The Police have registered a case.


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