CHENNAI: A mother and her two-and-a-half-year-old girl child were thrown off her moped after a speeding bike hit them, killing the child, on Friday evening.
Police said Kanniga (27), a resident of Virugambakkam, along with her daughter, Varshini, was passing through Natesan Nagar III Main Road when the bike collided with them. Both Kanniga and Varshini were thrown off the vehicle. Varshini, who sustained grievous injuries in the accident, was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival. Pondy Bazaar traffic police arrested BPO employee Venkatesh, a resident of Nerkundram, for rash and negligent driving in connection with the incident.
36-yr-old Kills Self
A 36-year-old resident of Guindy allegedly committed suicide by resting his head on a railway track between Guindy and St Thomas Mount, following which he was run over by an EMU train, on Saturday.
According to RPF sources, K Vasu took the drastic step due to marital discord. After his wife left home, he visited Nellore and returned to his brother’s home before deciding to kill himself.
A 35-year-old constable with the CB-CID allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house at Tirumullaivoyal on Friday night. Police said Bala Murugan, was found hanging in his room by his family members. Prolonged illness is suspected to be the reason behind his extreme step. “He was suffering from asthma for the last 12 years and recently underwent an operation. In his suicide note, he had said no one is responsible for his decision,” said a police officer. Murugan is the father of a 7-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. On Friday, he had dropped his wife at her sister’s house.