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Speeding car mows down two constables in Chennai

While one constable died on the spot, another has sustained injuries, police said   | Photo Credit: M. Vedhan

Two police constables died after they were run over by a car in Mogappair East early Tuesday. A 25-year-old youth who drove the BMW car was arrested.

The police said the accident occurred around 4.15 a.m. when the constables were riding a two-wheeler from their residence to report for duty at Koyambedu. The names of the dead were given as B. Ravindran, 32, and V. Karthik, 34. Both were attached to the 13th Battalion and were recently deputed to the Armed Reserve unit of the city police. Ravindran was staying at TNHB Flats in Avadi while Karthik lived in Annanur.

Ravindran was riding the bike with Karthik as pillion. They were turning right on Ambattur Estate Road near DAV School in Mogappair East when the car hit them. Ravindran died on the spot while Karthik was critically injured.

The Traffic Investigation Police, Thirumangalam, reached the spot and sent Ravindran’s body to Government Kilpauk Hospital for post-mortem. Karthik was rushed to a hospital where he died.

The police detained three persons who travelled in the car. S. Amruth, 25, a resident of Ambattur, who drove the car, is studying chemical engineering abroad and had come to Chennai. His two friends — Varun Sekar, 20, owner of the car from Nolambur and Rohit Surya, 21, of K.K. Nagar — were returning to Varun Sekar’s home in Nolambur after celebrating Surya’s birthday.

The police booked a case under Sections 304 (ii) (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and other provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and arrested Amruth.

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