TIRUVANNAMALAI: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) Unit, Krishnagiri district was killed when the car in which he was travelling collided with a government bus near Thenarasmpattu in Tiruvannamalai district on Thursday night.
According to Kilpennathur police, Shanmuga Sundaram (52) of Paramathi Velur, Rasipuram taluk in Namakkal district, was on his way to the Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai after attending an official meeting in Chennai.
His friend, Sudhakar (41) of Hosur, who works as a lab technician was driving the car and Sundaram was seated in the front.
At around 11.50 pm, when the car was nearing Thenarasampattu on the Tiruvannamalai-Chennai road, it collided with a government bus plying from Tiruvannamalai to Chennai.
Sundaram was killed on the spot, while Sudhakar sustained grievous injuries. He was rushed to the Government Tiruvannamalai Medical College and Hospital (GTMCH).
Kilpennathur police are investigating. Ponni (Superintendent of Police, Tiruvannamalai), Ravali Priya Gandha Puneni (Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tiruvannamalai town) and other police officials also visited the accident spot.