CHENAI: A handcuffed crime suspect in the custody of Kancheepuram police, succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was hit by a speeding train at Kodambakkam railway Station in an attempt to escape on Saturday afternoon.
Sources said the suspect Sarathy of Maduranthagam, wanted in a criminal case at Otteri Police Station near Vandalur in Kancheepuram district, was reportedly being brought here for a recovery of the stolen property. Sarathy, who was travelling into the city by an EMU, alighted from it and crossed over the tracks and attempted to board Chengelpet Fast EMU, which hit him around 3 pm.
He lost his hands in the incident and was rescued by the RPF and Railway Staff who alerted the 108 service. The ambulance moved him to the Government Royapettah Hospital. He died around 4.30 pm. GRP sources said they were inquiring as to how the suspect came up to Kodambakkam with his handcuffs on and were in the process of identifying his escorts.
Kancheepuram police sources said they were also inquiring into the incident.
“We are quizzing the Otteri policemen as to how the suspect managed to travel up to Kodambakkam and are initiating departmental inquiry,” a senior police official said. The accident involving a suspect during the weekend buzz caused a flutter among the passengers using the EMU service.
Class V Girl Abused
A 40-year-old man was arrested by the Tiruvallur police for sexually abusing a Class V girl who was left in his custody by her mother. Police said the accused, Ramesh, was arrested based on the complaint of the child’s mother who recently came to know about Ramesh’s behaviour. The child’s mother, a daily-wage labourer, was living alone with her daughter in Kadambathur village when the accused got acquainted with the family. Since the mother had to go for work to another village, she had left the girl in Ramesh’s house.