K. Muthumadan, an eleven-year-old boy, was killed in a road accident at a place near Kalavasal in Kazhugumalai on Tuesday. The accident occurred while the boy was cycling. A lorry, which was laden with sand, proceeding to Sankarankovil from Kovilpatti, hit the boy. He was a resident of Kumarapuram near Kazhugumalai. Kazhugumalai police have filed a case.

The public took to the streets and staged demonstration demanding the arrest of the lorry driver.

The agitated public urged the authorities to restrict the entry of sand laden lorries from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Motorist dies

S. Sahayaraja (48) of Mela Shanmugapuram was killed in a road accident near a godown on Tuticorin – Palayamkottai road. He was travelling in a motor bike when a bus collided head-on. He was taken to Government Hospital, where he died. Tuticorin South police have filed a case.