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AIADMK’s Villupuram MP S. Rajendran killed in road accident in TN

AIADMK Member of Parliament S. Rajendran   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member of Parliament S. Rajendran from Villupuram was killed in a road accident in Tindivanam near here on Saturday. He was 62.

According to the police, the accident took place at around 6.30 a.m. Mr. Rajendran, who attended the dinner hosted by PMK founder S. Ramadoss at Thailapuram on Friday night, returned to the Circuit House in Tindivanam.

The damaged car in which MP S. Rajendran was travelling

The damaged car in which MP S. Rajendran was travelling   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

‘Did not wear seat belt’

The MP, accompanied by his relative Tamilselvan, 50, of Athanapattu near Tindivanam was on the way to Chennai. The MP’s driver Arumaiselvam, 24, of Villupuram, while coming out of the Circuit House, lost control of the vehicle and hit a median. A police officer said that Mr. Rajendran, who was in the front seat, had not fastened the seat belt. As the MP did not wear the seat belt, he hit the wind shield in the impact. The MP suffered head injuries while the driver was injured in the legs. The MP died on the spot despite both the air bags in the sedan opening.

The driver was rushed to the Tindivanam General Hospital and later referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Mundiyambakkam. Further investigations are on. Mr. Rajendran was elected from Villupuram (Reserved) constituency in the 2014 elections. He is survived by his wife Shantha, two daughters and a son.

The body of Mr. Rajendran was brought to the Tindivanam GH where Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Law Minister C.Ve. Shanmugam, PMK founder S. Ramadoss and MP Anbumani Ramadoss paid homage and consoled the family members.


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