Hyd biker, who undertook depression awareness program, dies in auto crash

Biker Sana Iqbal

Noted cross-country woman biker and anti-suicide campaigner, Sana Iqbal was killed and her husband received injuries when a vehicle in which they were travelling hit a road divider near the Army Public School, in the outskirts of city, in the wee hours of today.

According to Narsingi Inspector GV Ramana Goud, the accident was around 3.30 am when Sana and her husband, Abdul Nadeem, both in their early 30s, were heading home in their Fiat Punto auto. The auto hit a road divider and lostcontrol, according to Narsingi police here. Sana, who suffered severe injuries in the mishap, was shifted to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead. Her husband sustained rib injuries and is recuperating. "So that's exactly what I thought", Sana told ANI after completing her solo-trip for the cause she was committed to.

Sana is a well known among the rider community. The lovely ride changed her perception of life and instead of killing herself, she spent the last few years spreading awareness against depression and suicide!

In fact, in one of her last posts on Facebook on Monday, it was on fighting against suicide that she spoke about.

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"While I was on my ride and studying about suicide statistics, I had realized that the ratio of men committing suicide is three times more when compared to women".

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, reported New Indian Express. Earlier in 2016, Sana took up a 38,000 kms solo-ride across the country on her Royal Enfield Bullet Electra motorcycle to create awareness on a cause she believed in and fought against.

According to her own accounts in the past, she has been riding bikes since class 7.

While pursuing a Masters in Psychology, she has also been counselling persons with depression.


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