PATHANAPURAM: A man was killed while returning after seeing off his son at the airport, on Monday. His elder son Sunil Kumar sustained injuries. The dead has been identified as Ramachandran Pillai (61) of Aavaneeswaram. The incident happened at Kunnikkod Chethadi post office Junction on the Kollam–Sengottai national highway early this morning at 4.30 am.
Pillai was returning from the Thiruvananthapuram Airport after seeing off his younger son Anil Kumar at the airport. The alto car in which they were travelling overturned and fell into a pit on the roadside as a vehicle coming from the opposite direction did not dim its light.
Sunil Kumar has been admitted at a private hospital in Pathanapuram. The body of Pillai is kept at the mortuary of the Kottarakkara taluk hospital. He leaves behind his wife Sumathi Amma and daughter Ambili.