Garbage truck mows down SI

Published: 16th May 2016 05:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2016 05:22 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 55-year-old Sub-Inspector was killed on Sunday morning, when a corporation garbage truck hit his motorbike near Choolai post-office.

The deceased identified as Basheer was attached to the security branch that works for providing security for government officials under the state police.

He hailed from Malappuram, Kerala and was staying alone in the police quarters, while his family was settled in his native place.

Police said that  on Sunday, Basheer was on his way to the secretariat for duty on his motorbike.

“As he reached the Choolai post office, he tried to overtake the garbage lorry. He noticed an Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus in the opposite direction and slowed down, when he was knocked by the garbage lorry. Though he was wearing a helmet, he was killed in the accident on the spot,” a police officer said.

Basheer was survived by wife who works as a nurse, his son, an engineering graduate, and his daughter studying  Plus-Two.

A case has been registered and Pencillaiah, the driver of the garbage truck was arrested.

Two Teens drown in Marina Beach

Two boys, aged 17 and 14, drowned in Marina beach on Saturday evening. Their bodies were secured by an Indian Coast Guard helicopter on Sunday afternoon.

The boys, Srinivasan (17) and Sivagurunathan (14) were inmates of a children’s home on Velachery Main Road, police said. Srinivasan was an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) student while Sivagurunathan was a class 8 student at a private school.

On Saturday, the two boys along with friends from the home went to the beach as it was their summer holidays. Around 5.40 pm, when the boys were playing in the beach, behind the Gandhi statue, a giant wave is said to have engulfed the two boys, police said.

The other boys panicked and alerted the locals nearby. Police personnel from the Fire and Rescue department rushed to the scene on information and attempted to rescue the boys in vain. The Coast Guard’s Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Chennai were also alerted by the police an hour later.

Search for the bodies continued on Sunday by Coast Guard helicopters and after nearly three hours of intense searching, the two bodies were recovered. The bodies were handed over to the Marina Police who in turn handed them over to the Government Royapettah Hospital for autopsy.

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