: V. Ramar (19) of Udangudi, a hairdresser, was killed in an accident at Vagaikulam junction on Palayamkottai road here on Saturday.
According to police sources, a convoy vehicle of S.T. Chellapandian, Labour Minister, allegedly hit Ramar, who was travelling in a two-wheeler. The ‘108’ ambulance van reached the spot and the victim was “brought dead” to a hospital.
People blocked the road at the accident site for some minutes demanding arrest of the driver. The vehicle of K. Vijayakumar, district secretary, Jayalalitha Peravai, and Union Chairman of Alwarthirunagari, was seized by the police in connection with the accident and Pudukottai police filed a case based on a complaint lodged by S. Alwarthurai (39), a relative.