CHENNAI: A day after a youth was killed after crashing into a median while trying to evade a traffic policeman, tension prevailed at ground zero in KK Nagar as residents rose together in protest demanding the arrest of the personnel involved in the accident.
This was after the city police commissioner ordered a probe into the case and a magistrate conducted a visit to the spot. Collecting details for the probe, the judge, Jayashri, spoke to nearby shopkeepers as well as the parents of the 19-year-old victim, Selvam.
She also inspected Selvam’s body which was brought from the Royappetah General Hospital. The report that she files will be the basis for the investigation into the incident, sources said.
However, after her visit, the residents of the area rose in protest and blocked the traffic on the 80 feet road, demanding action against the traffic policemen, who they alleged had grabbed the shirt of one of the three riders, which is believed to have caused the bike to crash into the median.
Despite the Deputy Commissioner of T Nagar rushing to the spot to pacify the public, tempers ran high. After a while, the police resorted to lathi-charging the protestors to disperse the crowd and clear the traffic jam.