The Mananthavady police have arrested an autorickshaw driver in connection with the death of a five-month pregnant woman on November 20.
The Transport Department received a total number of 19,885 applications till date for the registration of e-Autos, of which 19,187 were male applicants and 698 were female applicants.
The wife of the auto driver saw everything and one day helped her in contacting a friend of hers. He used to torture his wife as she objected to holding the minor captive.
Police sources said Rajendran was an autorickshaw driver. Amrita, 21 was doing her degree course while Aditya Raj, 24 was working in a private firm
It is believed that another factor for the phenomenon is free registrations.
District secretary of Auto Drivers Association (CITU) Jayamohan K said auto drivers are struggling as the minimum fare is inadequate to meet the fuel and other expenses.
The result was announced on Sunday and the ticket bearing serial number TE 645465 emerged as the lucky winner.
This auto rickshaw driver in Tirupati is not just a nature-lover but an environmentalist as well. Kompala Babu is a 58-year-old resident of Kesineni Gunta in Tirupati city.
The incident put police in a dock. DSP Aseem Panda said a team of police accompanied by a forensic team recovered the body and sent it for autopsy.
Even as the drivers were trying to tackle the blows delivered by the lockdown last year and the one this year, the fuel price hike came as the last straw on the camel's back.
Covid-19 not only took the life of 41-year-old auto driver Kadhar Meeran, but also left his family stuck in debt, thanks to medical bills of Rs 14.5 lakh.
The family of an auto driver, who offered free service to pregnant women for a decade, is now looking for help as its breadwinner has fallen victim to COVID-19.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar said that a special vaccination drive would be conducted at ten centres in the GHMC limits for autorickshaw, cab and taxi drivers.
While most people are afraid to come near positive patients, these two friends have decided to help those in need.
Auto driver Gururaj said that he is a member of 'Makkal Pathai' and with the support of the office bearers of the organisation, he had distributed face masks to the people in and around Anuppanadi.