UAE: Indian politician dies after falling off moving car
A Kerala politician Sunitha Prashanth was killed in an accident after falling from a moving car on Dhaid Road in Sharjah.
The Khaleej Times quoted sources as saying that Sunitha Prashanth (40) from Kerala was killed in the incident after she hit her head on a lamppost after falling off the car.
Sunitha, hailing from Adukkath Vayal beach area in Kasaragod district, was working as a beautician in a salon in Sharjah for the last five years. She was a councillor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kasaragod municipality and was a candidate in the Uduma constituency during the state assembly polls in 2011, said Ganesh Aramanganam, president of Indian People's Forum in Sharjah.
She was staying along with other colleagues of the salon in an apartment. The owner of the salon took all the staff, including Sunitha in her car on a trip, as they were advised to stay away for some three hours since there was pesticide sprayed in their flat.
Accidentally, the car's door opened as they were travelling on Dhaid Road. Sunitha, who fell out of the car was hit on her head and died on the spot. She is survived by husband Prashanth and two children.
Sunitha's body, which is currently in the morgue of Dhaid Hospital, will be repatriated to her hometown once the legal formalities are completed, sources said.
Sunitha was very active in Kerala politics and chose to come to the UAE five years ago due to her family's financial issues after she got the job offer through a friend.
All the other inside the car were injured as the vehicle crashed into the divider after the owner of the salon, who was driving the car, looked back to see what happened.
The police have detained the woman owner of the salon.