Minister’s son killed in two-wheeler accident near High Court

State Minister for Co-operation Sellur K Raju’s son Thamizhmani (27) died on Monday following a two-wheeler mishap near the High Court campus.

Published: 26th June 2012 10:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2012 10:40 AM   |  A+A-

State Minister for Co-operation Sellur K Raju’s son Thamizhmani (27) died on Monday following a two-wheeler mishap near the High Court campus here.

According to police, Thamizhmani lost control over the motorcycle he was riding after it unexpectedly hit a speed-breaker on the NSC Bose Road on Sunday night. In the impact, the vehicle skid and overturned.

Thamizhmani was dragged along with the motorcycle for about 15 feet, police said.  Thamizhmani, who was not wearing a helmet,  suffered head injuries in the mishap.

“He suffered severe head injuries and bled through his ears and nose. As he was dragged on the road, he also sustained abrasions on his chest,” a traffic police official said. He was rushed to a corporate hospital in Nungambakkam, where he died on Monday. Thamizhmani, residing at Greenways Road in R A Puram, was going towards Broadway from Parrys Corner to attend a function when the mishap took place around 11.50 pm.

Police said the 27-year-old was the only son of Sellur K Raju, who also has two daughters. Thamizhmani was a B.Com graduate and a BSc degree holder in yoga, who took classes in colleges, police said, adding that his parents were looking out for a suitable alliance for him.

Post-mortem was conducted at the Government General Hospital and the body was handed over to his parents. 

The last rites will be held in their native Madurai.

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