Three passengers of a private bus were killed and six others sustained injuries in an accident on Monday night near Anpundi village in Vellore. The bus toppled after it ran over the construction materials stocked on the roadside for the six-laning work on the National Highway 46.
The deceased were identified as Kumar (30) of Pasumathur, P M Sabiq (20) of Pallikonda and Hari Krishnan of Tirupattur. Six other passengers of the bus, which was heading towards Tirupattur from Vellore, sustained injuries. They were admitted to the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital (GVMCH).
Police said the incident took place around 11.10 pm near Anpundi village. The bus driver, Kathirappan (46) of Vallipattu village, lost control after the vehicle ran over a heap of sand stocked on the roadside. Police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured passengers in the bus to the GVMCH in 108 ambulance service. Traffic was restored after nearly 30 minutes on the stretch after the bus was removed using a recovery van.
The police arrested Kathirappan on charges of rash driving and death caused due to negligence. He was remanded to the Vellore prison after being produced before the Vellore court on Tuesday.
Youth kills dad after drunken tiff
A 23-year-old man, who was arrested for murdering his father on Sunday following a drunken argument, told police that he committed the act to avenge his mother’s death.
Police said Ravi (55), from Kuppandivattam in Jolarpet, used to work in a tea shop at Jolarpet Railway Station. He stopped going to work after his wife Sivagami died four years ago. On Sunday night, Ravi, who was in an inebriated state, was confronted by his son Sridhar, who too was drunk, over his decision to send his daughter Kavitha to work as a domestic help in Bangalore. Sridhar allegedly struck Ravi on the head with a log, killing him on the spot. After this, Sridhar went to sleep. On Monday morning, he told a relative that he killed his father to avenge Sivagami’s death.
Sridhar said during their argument, Ravi claimed that he murdered Sivagami and staged a suicide drama. Ravi warned him that he would meet a similar fate if he questioned him, inspector Ravichandran of Jolarpet station said.
The police registered a case against Sridhar under the section 302 (murder) of the IPC.
Jewels worth Rs 1.30 lakh stolen from house
Robbers struck at a school teacher’s house at Janathapuram village in broad daylight on Monday and escaped with 13 sovereign of jewels worth `1.30 lakh.
Dhamodharan (46), a resident of Janathapuram and a government school teacher had gone to Tirupattur along with his family on Monday morning. When they returned around 2.30 pm, he and his family were shocked to see the front door of the house broken open, police said. They also found the bureau broken open and the jewels missing. Vanniyambadi taluk police registered a case in this regard..