A Plus Two student and his 19-year-old friend died in a road accident near here on Wednesday. Police said that a speeding water tanker hit the two-wheeler on which Gubendran (17) and Shenbagamoorthy (19) of Immanuel Nagar in Avaniapuram were riding, along the Madurai-Perungudi Road. Both died on the spot after the lorry’s rear wheel ran over them. Investigation suggested that one of them had consumed liquor. There were some liquor bottles in Shenbagamoorthy’s pocket and in the box of the two-wheeler.

The police said, they were not wearing helmets. Gubendran was studying Plus Two in MC Higher Secondary School and Shenbagamoorthy, who had recently completed an ITI course, had come out on bail a fortnight ago in a criminal case and was appearing in the Avaniapuram police station as per the condition for bail.

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