Brothers, cousin burnt to death in crash had just delivered Deepavali dishes to grandma

14 Nov 2023 03:33pm
The scene of the car crash at the Bercham Industrial area in Ipoh - FILE PIX
The scene of the car crash at the Bercham Industrial area in Ipoh - FILE PIX
IPOH - The three individuals who burnt to death in a car crash at the Bercham Industrial Area near here last night had just delivered Deepavali dishes to their grandmother, who lives in Taman Perpaduan here.

The victims were M. Krishna, 20, who drove the Proton Perdana car, his brother M. Pavilesh, 16, and their cousin N. K. Subash Varman, 16.

M.Manimaran, 50, said his sons, Krishna and Pavilesh, left their home in Taman Cempaka at about 4 pm yesterday.

He said they then picked up their cousin from Bercham as they wanted to deliver some Deepavali dishes prepared by his wife to their grandmother.

"I managed to speak to my son on the phone at 6 pm and was told they wanted to visit a friend first before returning home. But when I tried to contact him again at about 7 pm, there was no reply.

"I tried to find his friend's house but failed, so I decided to lodge a police report at the Taman Cempaka Police Station at 10 pm as I sensed something amiss,” he said when met at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital Forensic Department here today.

Manimaran said that about 15 minutes after lodging the report, police officers came to his house to inform him of the accident involving his sons and their cousin.

According to him, his 20-year-old son, the eldest of three siblings, worked at an accessories shop while his second son studied in Form Four at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Raja Chulan here.

"My children are very close to their grandmother and often go to her house during weekends or public holidays,” he said, adding that they did not celebrate Deepavali this year after his brother died in April.
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Meanwhile, Subash Varman's father, 41-year-old L. Nantha Kumar was still in shock over the death of his son, the eldest among two siblings.

He said Subash Varman was a good son and often helped him and his wife.

Earlier, Ipoh Police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan said a preliminary investigation revealed that the car travelling from Tanjung Rambutan had lost control and collided with a garbage truck coming from the opposite direction while passing a bend.

As a result of the collision, the car was pinned under the garbage truck and caught fire. All three died at the scene.

The garbage truck driver and four assistants escaped unhurt - BERNAMA