Tamil Nadu: Police vehicle part of governor's convoy mows down 2 people in Kancheepuram

Updated On : 2017-12-16 00:07:17
Police SUV hits two-wheeler in Kancheepuram District (Representational Image)
Police SUV hits two-wheeler in Kancheepuram District (Representational Image)

A police vehicle on Friday rammed a two-wheeler, killing two people, with some reports claiming the SUV was part of the Tamil Nadu Governor's convoy, a charge denied by both police and the Raj Bhavan.

The 33-year old rider and the boy (10) were thrown off their motorcycle when the SUV hit the two-wheeler on the East Coast Road (ECR) off Pudukalpakkam near Mamallapuram in neighbouring Kancheepuram District, police said.

The two were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them brought dead, they said.

An elderly woman was injured and has been hospitalised.

Some audiovisual media reports claimed the vehicle was part of the convoy of Governor Banwarilal Purohit who was returning to Chennai from Cuddalore.

However, when contacted, a top police official denied it.

"It (the police vehicle) was not part of the governor's convoy. This was a separate vehicle returning after completing duty," Kancheepuram Superintendent of Police Santosh Hadimani told PTI.

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A Raj Bhavan release said the reports about a vehicle in his convoy being involved in the accident were "factually and totally incorrect".

"The Governors convoy started from Cuddalore at 2:15 pm and reached Raj Bhavan, Chennai, at 4:20 pm. There was no occurrence of any mishap or accident in the movement of the convoy from Cuddalore to Chennai," it said.

The release said the Superintendent of Police, Kancheepuram, informed Raj Bhavan that a vehicle, used as advance pilot, met with an accident after leaving the cavalcade at Kancheepuram district limits, and after travelling 10 km while returning to its base.

"It is clear that the vehicle, which met with an accident, was entirely on its own and was not part of the convoy of the Honble Governor," the release said.

First Published : Friday, December 15, 2017 11:36 PM
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