Motorcyclist and anti-suicide campaigner Sana Iqbal dies in car crash
Sana’s husband was driving the car and was injured in the accident. According to reports her family has said Sana’s death was a murderUpdated: Oct 25, 2017 12:58 IST
Sana Iqbal, a cross-country motorcyclist who undertook a nationwide expedition to raise awareness about suicide and depression, died in a car crash in Hyderabad early on Wednesday, police said.
Her husband was injured in the accident that took place on the outskirts of the city around 3.30 am, a police official said.
Sana (29) and her husband Abdul Nadeem were travelling in a car and heading home in Tolichowki here when it rammed the median on the Outer Ring Road, said Narsingi Police Station Inspector G V Ramana Goud.
“Sana’s husband Abdul Nadeem was driving the car. Sana, who suffered severe injuries in the mishap, was shifted to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead. Her husband, who received injuries, is undergoing treatment,” Goud said. The Times of India quoted police officials as suggesting that the car was overspeeding. Her family was quoted by the Deccan Chronicle as saying that Sana’s death was murder and demanding a probe.
The Hyderabad-based rider hit the headlines in 2015 when she undertook a solo 38,000-kilometre motorcycle expedition on her Royal Enfield Bullet across the country to raise awareness about suicide. She was quoted in the media as saying that she undertook the ride hoping for an accident to end her life but that the journey helped her battle depression and suicidal thoughts.
The focus of her campaign was to educate people, particularly students, against committing suicide.
A case under IPC section 304A (causing death by negligence) and other relevant sections was registered, police added.
First Published: Oct 25, 2017 12:58 IST