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Sana Iqbal, An Indian Cross-Country Woman Biker Dies In Car Crash In Hyderabad


Sana Iqbal, a brave Hyderabad based biker who rode 38,000 kms across India, was killed in a car accident in the early hours of Tuesday.

Speaking to TNM, Narsingi SI Sudheer Kumar said, “The incident occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday at 4 am. The accident took place in the road between Kali Mandir and Langer Houz. Nadeem, her husband who was driving the car (Fiat Punto) rammed into an electric pole. We don’t know if the accident was due to over-speeding, since there were no witnesses. She died on the spot, while her husband had two broken ribs.”

“The patrol vehicle saw the car later and called the ambulance and shifted her husband to hospital. A case under section 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) has been registered. The body has been sent to Osmania General Hospital for autopsy,” he added.

30-year-old Sana was well known among the rider community and had undertaken several rides across the country, for causes that she believed in.

In November 2015, Sana took off for a solo journey on her Royal Enfield Bullet Electra that spanned 38,000 km across India, on an ‘anti-suicide’ mission, after she battled depression herself.

“It’s a wonderful feeling, and I have covered 38,000 kilometers in India, all the states and union territories. So it’s a fantastic experience. Wherever I went, I met a lot of people who were very helpful, who really wanted to, you know, do something for the betterment of the society. I mean, I just came across a lot of positivity wherever I went,” Sana told ANI after her return in June last year.

“There are two options: one is, we discuss an issue but don’t do anything constructive, only keep pointing out the negativities. The second option is when people choose to correct the wrongs. So that’s exactly what I thought. I love riding. I was interested in it. I thought, if I ride and someone is benefited because of it, then why not,” she added.

Sana was best known for her motivational speeches apart from her riding. Her personal slogan that she always believed in was, “Suicide is NOT the solution.”

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