TIRUCHI: A pedestrian was fatally knocked down by a private bus on the Tiruchi- Dindigul National Highway near Vaiyampatti in the early hours on Saturday. Police identified the deceased as V. Rathnababu (53) of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Police sources said Rathnababu along with a group of people was on a ‘padayatra’ to Sabarimalai when the bus hit him from behind killing him on the spot. The Vaiyampatti police have registered a case.

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