The Thirukkurunkudi police have arrested the driver of a harvester after the machine accidentally moved backwards to kill an old lady on Thursday.

The police said M. Ramalakshmi (80) of Thirukkurunkudi was collecting paddy falling from the harvester on Thursday. When the harvester accidentally moved backwards, the heavy equipment crushed her to death on the spot. They have arrested Azhaguvel (32), harvester driver from Authoor in Salem district.

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