A speeding cargo lorry laden with steel pipes plunged off a bridge while passing through the Chennai Bypass at Irumbuliyur on Monday. Police said Arul (35) from Dharmapuri, was at the wheel of the lorry which was heading to Kolkata from Tiruchy, when the mishap occurred around noon.
Arul reportedly lost control of the vehicle which climbed on to the median before plunging off the bridge from a height of 30 feet. He was rushed to the Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital at Chrompet in an ambulance and was later shifted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for further treatment.
Though the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, police suspect that the driver could have lost attention, leading to the accident. A case was registered and further investigation is on.
A motorist riding on Ennore Road suffered bleeding injuries caused by a ‘maanja’ thread used to fly kites.
Police said Kannan (23), a resident of Royapuram, was near the Kasimedu harbour area on his motorcycle on Sunday evening, when the incident occurred.
Kannan lost control of the bike as the thread cut his cheek and caused bleeding injuries. Local residents admitted him to the Stanley Hospital.
The Kasimedu police registered a case as use of the ‘maanja’ thread is banned in the city. Further investigation is on.
Man Beheads Wife
In Villupuram, a 70-year-old woman was hacked to death by her husband in his house in Thimmapuram, near Chinna Salem in the wee hours of Monday.
Police said Kuppuswamy (75) and his wife Pachiammal (70) hailed from Thimmapuram hamlet. They had marital problems and had been living apart for the last 10 years.
In the wee hours of Monday, an argument broke out between the couple and in a fit of rage, Kuppuswamy picked up a knife and chopped off his wife’s head. In the morning, Kuppuswamy went to the Chinna Salem police station with the blood-strained knife and confessed to the crime.
A case of murder was filed against the man and further investigations were on.
Boy Found Dead
A 7-year-old boy who was reported missing since Sunday was found dead in a rivulet in Mangkuppam near Vikravandi, in Villupuram on Monday morning. Manikandan (7) son of Ealumalai of Mangkuppam was studying in class II at the Kuthampoondi Government School. The boy had gone out to play with his friends and never returned.