'Drunk' IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman's car rams into bike, kills journalist K.M. Basheer at the odd hrs of saturday night, Though police rushed Basheer to the Medical College hospital, he could not be saved. He is survived by wife Jaseela and two children.Venkitaraman has been admitted to a private hospital with a fractured arm.The police added that Venkitaraman was drunk during the time of the accident.
However, it was after much delay that a reluctant police confirmed that the car was indeed driven by the IAS officer. The police have also invited criticism for the manner in which they initially handled the case.
The complaint alleges that an attempt was made to rescue the top official through the intervention of the police. The complaint was filed by Salim Madavoor, national president of Lok Tantrik Yuva Janata Dal.