TN bus knocks down Nepalese man

TN bus knocks down Nepalese man

A Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus struck a two-wheeler, killing the rider on the spot. The incident occurred in front of Passport Seva Kendra on Lalbagh Road on Monday.

Deepak Thapa, 27, a Nepalese man working at a hotel in the city and living in Kamakshipalya, is the victim, police said.

Thapa entered Lalbagh Road from 5th Cross near the passport office at full speed. The bus driver failed to control the vehicle and struck the two-wheeler.

Thapa, who was not wearing helmet, sustained severe head injuries. He was rushed to Victoria Hospital, but doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Police have booked the bus driver, Venkatachalam, for rash driving or riding and causing death by negligence under sections 279 and 304A, respectively, of the IPC and arrested him.

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