A construction worker who was knocked down by the police jeep in which the Tiruchengode DSP was travelling — on September 16 — died at the Salem Government Hospital on Friday night. Elachipalayam Police said that Tiruchengode DSP A. Sujatha was returning from Elachipalayam to Tiruchengode after bandobast at the Kaliamman temple. “Driver Krishnamoorthi was driving the jeep. The jeep was near Konniaru village, Tiruchengode Taluk, when the victim Arumugam (43) — who was driving a moped — was knocked down by the jeep.

He was rushed to the Salem GH where he died”, the police said.

After conducting a post-mortem in the Salem Government Hospital, the body of the victim was handed over to his family on Saturday. Further investigations are on.