Cyclist fatally knocked down

A cyclist was fatally knocked down by a two-wheeler rider on the old Kallanai road at Kondayampettai here on Monday.

R. Ayyappan (55), a tender coconut seller, was riding the bicycle when an unknown motorcycle rider knocked him down causing his death on the spot. The Traffic North (Investigation) Unit has registered a case, the police said.

Traffic on the Tiruchi – Dindigul national highway was hit for some time on Tuesday after a section of general public resorted to a road roko demanding stoppage of buses at Maravanur.They dispersed following assurance from officials that their demand would be looked into.