Tuticorin, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

In a freak accident, an Inspector of Police was run over by a truck at Ettayapuram on the Madurai-Tuticorin four lane, here early today.

Police sources said S Sankar Dev, Inspector of Ettayapuram police station in this Southern district went to inquire about a squabble between driver of Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus and the driver of a Truck. The truck, transporting pulses, to Theni from Tuticorin, rammed into the rear side of the TNSTC bus, which was parked on the roadside after one of its tyres developed puncture. Though the bus suffered minor damages, there was a quarrel between drivers of the bus and truck.

While the police Inspector was inquiring the drivers over the collision, another truck that was proceeding to Karnataka from Tuticorin accidentally dashed against the rear side of the pulses-laden Truck. Due to the impact of the collision, the pulses-laden Truck runs over the police inspector who was standing in front of it.

Sankar Dev received fatal injuries and was declared dead at the government headquarters hospital. The Karnataka-bound truck was impounded and its driver was arrested.

The deceased police inspector was survived by his wife Preethi (34) and daughter Swetha (12). Further investigations were on.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)