Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Three persons, including two senior citizens, died in road accidents in the city on Saturday.

In the first incident, Rajan (35), a resident of Venkatasa Pillayar Koil Street in Perungudi who was riding a two-wheeler to Karambakkam, was hit by an unknown vehicle on Monday last. He was admitted to Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH) where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night.

On Saturday, a 75-year-old man, who was standing in the Besant Nagar terminus, was knocked down by a Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus when the driver was trying to reverse the vehicle. The senior citizen was brought to the GRH where he succumbed to his injuries. MTC officials said the driver and conductor of the bus were suspended following the incident.

A 72-year-old man, Syed Alibran, who was returning on a two-wheeler from a function at his brother’s house in Mandaveli, was seriously injured when he skidded and rammed into an autorickshaw going ahead of him near Gandhi Mandapam on Sardar Patel Road on Saturday. In the impact of the collision, he fell and sustained injuries. He was admitted to the GRH, where he died on Saturday night.


A man committed suicide at his house in East Tambaram on Saturday. A native of Theni district, Saravana Kumar was staying in a rented house in Gandhi Nagar, East Tambaram. He was found hanging from the ceiling, Selaiyur police said. They also recovered a note, reportedly written by him. Kumar was working as a graphic designer in the city.

He was reported to have been dejected after his relative refused to marry him. In the note, he had written that no one was responsible for his death and that no one should find fault with the girl.