THOOTHUKUDI: Kulathur police on Thursday arrested three persons in the connection with the death of four children on Wednesday inside a car near the venue of a temple festival at Vedanatham village near Kulathur, Thoothukudi district.
Four children, between the age group of 6 - 10, got trapped inside a seized car parked on a private land while playing and suffocated to death. In this regard, Kulathur police registered a case under section 174.
However, following the directions of Thoothukudi Superintendent of Police P M Durai, police registered the case under section 304 (a) for causing accidental death and booked three persons, Karthik, maintenance and recovery staff of the private company that was involved in seizing vehicles for non-payment of loans, Ramasamy and Anand alias Sivanand, owners of the private land. On Thursday, Kulathur police arrested all the three persons.
When contacted, Thoothukudi SP M Durai told Express, “A thorough investigation conducted by a team of forensic experts, doctors, scientific officers and motor vehicle inspectors confirmed that the four children died due to lack of oxygen and suffocation.”