: The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam's former Tirunelveli west district secretary V.S. Thiruppathi (38) was killed in a road accident near Kadayanallur on Sunday night.

The police said Thiruppathi of Punnaiahpuram near Kadayanallur, who is the executive council member of the DMDK now, was going to Puliyangudi in a bike on Sunday night.

As a bicycle rider came on his way when he was about to cross Chockkampatti, he applied the brake suddenly, in which the two-wheeler skidded off the road.

Since Thiruppathi sustained serious head injury, he was rushed to a private hospital here, where he died on Monday. Chokkampatti police are investigating.