Dubai resident killed in bike accident in Kerala


Dubai - Rohit Raj John had taken off from work to be with his wife for the delivery of their triplets in September.

By Nandini Sircar

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Published: Sat 12 Dec 2020, 2:53 PM

Last updated: Sat 12 Dec 2020, 3:09 PM

A 33-year-old Dubai-based travel executive on vacation died in an accident at his native place in the south Indian state of Kerala.

Rohit Raj John had taken off from work to be with his wife for the delivery of their triplets this September.

“Rohit was returning after a casual visit to his cousin’s house, just a kilometre away from his house. With no news about him for a while, we checked with the cousin, who said he had left long back.

"We then realised he was badly injured and lying on the road. He was rushed for first-aid to a nearby clinic and then to a hospital in Kottayam in an ambulance," said his brother-in-law Vibi Varkey.

“We don’t exactly still know how the accident happened. The road lane there is narrow and in all probability his two-wheeler skidded, as it was drizzling earlier. We are given to believe he ultimately hit a lamppost or a pole. Rohit suffered severe lung and brain injuries due to this and was in the ICU, before he breathed his last this morning," he added.

Rohit’s colleagues in Dubai recalled him as a "vibrant individual who was a thorough professional".

“Rohit and his wife Mergin were a happy couple. The excitement tripled when they learned she was pregnant with triplets. His wife travelled to India in one of the first Vande Bharat Mission flights as she was supposed to have a premature C-section delivery. She eventually gave birth to twins as one baby didn’t survive at the time of birth. The family was grateful to receive their two lovely sons," said Reena Philips, general manager – operations of Airtravel Enterprises and Tourism.

"We are so heartbroken. He had been working with us since 2013 and he quickly rose to the position of a sales manager for travel and leisure. Our clients liked him for he was good at his work. He was soft but firm. We pray that God gives strength to his family, especially his aged parents, his wife and two infant sons," she added.

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