An armed gang attacked a private bus driver in Pillayarpalayam on Tuesday afternoon. The driver was seriously injured. According to police, the victim, Sekar (37) of Killiyur works as a driver for a company in Irungattukottai.

Around 2.30 p.m., Sekar got into a fight with three persons travelling in an autorickshaw on Pudupalayam Street, as they refused to give way to the bus.

When the bus got to Putheri Street around 3 p.m., a six-member-gang on three motorcycles intercepted the vehicle, attacked Sekar with weapons and fled. Sekar was rushed to hospital. Police have registered a case.