Mummoorthi (35), a resident of Anandapettai near Kurinjipadi, and his five-year-old son Bharathi were killed in a road accident at Thattampatti near Kattumannarkoil on Thursday.

According to police sources, when Mummoorthi, along his wife Vetriselvi (27) and sons Bharathi (5) and Guruprasanna (3) was riding on his two-wheeler, a milk van hit them from behind and sped away. All the four fell down from the vehicle and sustained injuries.

They were initially admitted to the Chidambaram government hospital and then were later referred to the JIPMER Hospital at Puducherry where Mummoorthi and Bharathi died. The police are investigating.

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