A polytechnic college student was fatally knocked down by a private bus near Perundurai on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Alan Joseph (18), a native of Kerala. Alan and his friend were on the way to Erode on a motorcycle when the bus dashed against their two-wheeler. While Alan died on the spot, his friend sustained serious injuries and was admitted to hospital.

Annoyed over the incident, students and residents in the area blocked the traffic on the Perundurai Main Road demanding action against the bus driver.

Police officials rushed to the spot and pacified the agitators. Traffic on the road was affected for more than an hour.