Chinnusamy (45), a farmer of Araikalpatti in Selurnadu Panchayat atop Kolli Hills, was killed in an accident when a truck ran over him, on Sunday. Valavanthinadu police registered a case and are investigating. The police said that the victim was seated as the pillion rider while his relative Rajkumar (23) was driving the two-wheeler. “They were on their way to Namakkal to meet an advocate over a land dispute. They were near the 29th hairpin bend (downhill) of Kolli Hills when they reportedly lost their balance and fell down from the bike.

A truck carrying bricks to the top of the hill – that came in the opposite direction – ran over Chinnusamy, leaving him dead on the spot. The truck driver was arrested,” the police added.