Hyderabad, October 24 (TNIE): Indian cross-country woman biker, Sana Iqbal, who had taken up the fight against suicide and depression by spreading awareness through her bike rides, died in a car accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad early on Tuesday.
Twenty-nine-year-old Sana and her husband were travelling to Tolichowki on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Narsingi when their car rammed the median.
According to Narsingi inspector GV Ramana Goud, Sana’s husband Abdul Nadeem, who was behind the wheel, lost control of his Fiat Punto at around 4 am, near Army Public School, close to Kali Mandir. The car rammed electric pole on the median and was badly damaged.
She had suffered severe head injuries and was declared dead while undergoing treatment at a nearby private hospital. Nadeem sustained injuries on the ribs and is undergoing treatment.
Police have registered a case under sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 337(causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of Indian Penal Code.
According to her own accounts in the past, she has been riding bikes since class 7.
In November 2015 from Goa, she embarked on a solo bike ride through the length and breadth of the country on a Royal Enfield. She covered 38,000 kms on bike during her solo bike mission.
A placard on the bike’s rear read: “Solo ride across India by a woman on bullet to raise awareness against suicide and depression. Suicide is not the solution”. After successfully battling depression, she wanted to encourage others to never give up in life.
While pursuing a Masters in Psychology, she has also been counselling persons with depression. She also delivered talks on battling depression at various colleges.
(The featured picture shows Sana Iqbal in her Royal Enfield)