54-year-old call taxi driver Manikkam died and another man Kannan (42) suffered injuries after a tipper lorry collided head on with their motorcycles he was travelling at Kundrathur on Sunday night. Passersby who caught hold of the lorry driver Rajendran (40) of Singarayapuram handed him over to the police.
Police said Manikkam, a resident of Varsha Nagar, Kundrathur was on his way home from Mangadu when the tipper lorry, driven by Rajendran, that was proceeding towards Poonamallee collided head on. The lorry also hit another bike that was approaching parallel with Manikkam’s two-wheeler.
While Manikkam reportedly died on the spot, Kannan, who rode the other bike suffered injuries and was rushed to a hospital. Sources said passersby caught hold of the lorry driver and bashed him up after they found that he was inebriated. They later handed him over to the police, who sent him for treatment to a hospital. Poonamallee traffic investigation police registered a case and are investigating.
1.5 kg Ganja Seized
Two migrant labourers, including a 17-year-old boy from Orissa, were arrested for allegedly possessing 1.5 kg of ganja in Taramani on Sunday. Police said that Devsara (18), along with the 17-year-old from Orissa, was moving about near the facility of a tool manufacturing company in Taramani in the wee hours of Sunday, when police stopped them. Upon checking, police found ganja on in their belongings.