Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: A motorcycle rider was fatally knocked down by a government bus at Head Post Office Junction here on Saturday. The deceased was identified as S. Nagaraj (22), who was employed as an engineer in a private concern in Chennai.

Nagaraj was returning home at Kattur riding a bicycle after dropping his sister at Tiruchi railway junction when the accident took place. Police sources said Nagaraj was proceeding towards Pudukottai road over bridge when the government bus bound for Samuthram knocked him down killing him on the spot. The traffic investigation unit has registered a case.