Two persons, including a Class XII student, fell to death from the top of a speeding lorry, when the driver jammed brakes, near the Devaneri junction, here on Friday. One person was injured in the incident.
Police said Murali (28) of Pudupalayam village, and Pandiyan (19) of Mangalam village, who had written his class XII public exams, along with Muthu (25) of Puduvayal, were travelling atop a lorry heading to Koyambedu market from Aarani village.
The driver of the lorry, in an attempt to overtake on Karanodai bridge at Devaneri junction on the Sholavaram bypass road, applied sudden brakes and the trio seated atop the lorry was thrown off. Murali and Pandiyan sustained head injuries and died on the spot while Muthu escaped with minor injuries. The lorry driver abandoned the vehicle and fled from the spot.
The lorry was impounded by Sholavaram police and based on a complaint from Murugan, a case was slapped on the driver for causing death by negligence.
Cop’s Wife Killed
The 21-year-old spouse of a police officer was knocked down fatally by a speeding car in Thirumullaivoyal on Thursday. Police said Radhika (21) and her husband Rajesh, residents of SM Nagar Police Quarters, had gone out on Thursday. Around midnight, when the couple was returning home, a speeding car knocked down Radhika when she was crossing the road. She was moved to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival.