Kochi: A biker died after being hit by a car driven by a customs official in Kochi. The deceased was identified as Vinay Mathew, a native of Thiruvalla. The incident occurred at Thoppumpadi in Kochi around 2 a.m. The high-speed car hit the bike coming in the opposite direction. Vinay Mathew died on the spot in the accident.
Customs officer Pankaj Kumar Verma and Anthariksh Daga, who were in the car, were taken into police custody. According to the police report, Pankaj Kumar Verma, who was driving the car, was drunk, and the car was travelling at high speed.