Last Updated: November 19, 2023, 09:34 IST
Popular South actor Vinod Thomas was found dead inside a parked car at a hotel near Pampady in Kerala’s Kottayam, police said on Saturday. The 45-year-old actor’s body was discovered when the hotel management informed the police that a person had been inside a car parked on its premises for a long time.
Police reached the spot to find the actor dead inside the car. “We found him inside the car and took him to a nearby hospital. Doctors examined him and declared him dead,” police said, adding that the body has been sent for postmortem.
The actor is known for his roles in movies like ‘Ayyappanum Koshyum’, ‘Natholi oru cheriya meenalla’, ‘Oru murai vanth paathaaya’, ‘Happy wedding’ and ‘June’ among others.
Earlier this year in September, a 24-year-old man was burnt alive inside his car after a cylinder kept in the vehicle exploded in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district.
According to a preliminary investigation, Sanket Bansal, a resident of New Chawla Colony, was talking on his phone while driving and suddenly a gas cylinder kept in the car caught fire and exploded, DSP Prashant Kaushik said.
In June 2023, the bodies of three missing children aged between 4-6 were found inside a parked car near their home in Maharashtra’s Nagpur.
Taufique Firoz Khan, 4, Alia Firoz Khan, 6, and Afrin Irshad Khan, 6, residents of Faruque Nagar, had locked themselves inside the car while playing. The parents of the kids raised an alarm after they didn’t return home till late evening.
“When they did not return till late Saturday evening, they approached police and a kidnapping case was registered. At around 7 pm on Sunday, a constable found an SUV parked close to their houses and found the bodies of the three children inside,” a Pachpaoli police station official said.
(With PTI inputs)