Thiruvananthapuram : In an important lead, the doctor first to attend Balabhaskar after the fatal car crash said, when asked what happened, the violinist said he was sleeping in the car and was unable to comprehend what took place.
Balabhaskar was conscious for up to 10 minutes after which relatives reached the scene and shifted him to another hospital, Dr Faizil who recorded the musician's dying declaration at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College said.
The doctor said he recognised Balabhaskar as soon as he arrived at the hospital. His condition was critical but remained conscious for about 10 minutes. The musician said he was unable to move his hands, a matter Dr. Fazil recorded in his case sheet. A short while later, his relatives arrived and insisted upon shifting Balabhaskar and his wife to a different hospital.
The doctor’s revelation regarding a sleeping Balabhaskar is an important pointer to the fact that he was not riding the car when the crash occurred.