• Raveendran, who was using the bike, died on the spot whereas Karthik, the pillion rider, succumbed to his accidents at a authorities hospital round 11am, police stated.

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:22 PM IST

Two armed reserve police constables died in Chennai on Tuesday after a BMW automobile rammed into their bike whereas they rode to report back to obligation. The driver of the automobile, 25-year-old S Amrut, has been booked underneath Section 304 (ii) (punishment for an act that’s performed with the information that it’s more likely to trigger demise however with none intention to trigger demise), of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), stated police.

CCTV footage reveals that whereas the policemen, recognized as B Raveendran, 32 and V Karthik, 34, have been taking a proper activate their bike, the dashing black BMW, hit them, throwing them off the two-wheeler. The accident occurred close to a personal faculty in Chennai’s Mogappair East whereas the policemen have been on their option to work in Koyambedu.

Raveendran, who was using the bike, died on the spot whereas Karthik, the pillion rider, succumbed to his accidents at a authorities hospital round 11am, police stated.

“It wasn’t a case of drunk driving,” stated inspector Hari, who’s connected to the Thirumangalam site visitors investigation police station. Amrut and two of his mates, all of their early 20s, have been within the BMW.

“All of them, including the driver, are students who were returning home early morning from a birthday party. The driver was speeding and couldn’t control the car,” the inspector added.

The driver has been remanded to 2 weeks’ judicial custody on the Saidapet jail. City police commissioner Mahesh Aggarwal tweeted that they ‘lost two brave hearts to reckless driving’ and that Raveendran and Karthik have been using sporting helmets.

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