Flower Vendor Run Over by MTC Bus

Published: 18th December 2015 04:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2015 04:16 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 40-year-old flower vendor was fatally ran over by a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus while she was crossing the road near Moolakadai Junction on Thursday. The victim, Manjula, residing nearby, walked out of her home to buy milk when she met with the accident around 8 am, police said.

The bus (route no.170C) plying between Manali and Guindy was coming from the Madhavaram bus depot. There was no passenger in the bus but the driver lost control of the vehicle and swerved left running over the woman. The bus came to a screeching halt before hitting a two wheeler. The biker escaped with minor injuries, police added.

Locals rushed to the aid of the woman and the injured biker. Manjula was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. Her body was moved to the Government Stanley Hospital for autopsy.

Meanwhile, irate public staged a road blockade demanding action against the bus driver.

Madhavaram Traffic investigation wing registered a case of rash and negligent driving and arrested the driver Sekar (45). Police said faulty brakes had led to the accident. Further investigations are on.

Man Books Ticket Illegally, Arrested

The Railway Protection Force personnel have nabbed a person on the charge of unauthorised booking of train tickets as an agent and recovered e-tickets from him. An RPF release said the accused was Sasikanth Behera of Sathya Sai Tours and Travels,who had fraudulent e-ticket print outs worth of Rs 17,521.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp