MADURAI: A 41-year-old woman was killed and her mother seriously injured after a rashly driven car, allegedly by a minor, knocked them down at K K Nagar on Sunday.
Although a case has been registered, the police are yet to ascertain the accused, as the minor boy’s grandfather claimed that he was behind the wheels when the accident took place.
According to sources, the deceased, T Leelavathi of Maniseeval, Pudukottai, was here along with her mother Kamalammal to look after her younger sister S Revathy (31), who was undergoing treatment for cancer in a private hospital.
On Sunday morning, the duo came out of the hospital to buy food. When they were at a junction near Anna Nagar Police Station on the 100 Feet Road, a car plying towards Aavin signal knocked them down. Leelavathi died on the spot, while a severely injured Kamalammal was rushed to Government Rajaji Hospital.
According to sources, the vehicle zigzagged along the road, before knocking them down. The front portion of the car was damaged and the city police later seized the vehicle.
“We are sure that only R Muthu Alagappan (57), a homeopathy practitioner, and his minor grandson were in the vehicle. Alagappan, who has about 20 years of driving experience, claimed to have been driving the vehicle, but we are yet to ascertain the accused,” a police officer of Anna Nagar station said.
A senior police officer on condition of anonymity told Express that they suspect that the minor boy was behind the wheel when the accident took place. “But we do not have any eyewitnesses,” he added.