A middle-aged man, who was allegedly chased by a policeman, collapsed and died at Cherpu, near here, on Sunday.

Peringottukara Chemmappilly Kundamkulath Rajan, 50, was riding a motorbike when a policeman in plain clothes asked him to stop the vehicle.

As he sped away, the policeman allegedly followed him in another bike.As soon as the policeman intercepted Rajan's vehicle at Cherpu, he collapsed.

Though he was taken to a nearby hospital, his life could not be saved.

There was a complaint that the policeman stopped the local people from rushing Rajan to hospital as soon as he collapsed, alleging that he was drunk.