Selvam alias Selvaraja (56), a farmer, and his daughter Kiruthika (20) were killed in a road accident near the ATC depot at Rasipuram during the wee hours of Thursday. Rasipuram Police, who registered a case and are investigating, said that they were knocked down by an unidentified vehicle– suspected to be a truck.

According to police, Kiruthika, who was pursuing her second year Electronics and Communication Engineering at a private engineering college in Coimbatore, had come home for Diwali holidays. It is said that her father was taking her to a pickup point where she was supposed to join two other girls who are their way to the college. While they were on the way, an unidentified vehicle knocked them down from the moped, leaving the two dead on the spot.