Thiruvananthapuram: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has be formed by the Kerala Police to investigate the death of renowned journalist S V Pradeep who was killed in a hit-and-run road accident near Karakkamandapam here on Monday evening.
The SIT was formed after allegations were raised that his death took place under suspicious circumstances.
Nemom police said the accident occurred near Karakkamandapam traffic signal by around 4 pm.
Police sources told GoaChronicle that Pradeep was travelling in a two-wheeler when he was hit by another vehicle that was travelling in the same direction. The onlookers said the vehicle that hit Pradeep was a Swaraj Mazda truck and the driver did not stop the vehicle and instead sped away.