October 22, 2021 2:54:31 pm
Kuruvikulam police have registered a case in the wake of the death of a 45-year-old woman who fell off a moving minibus near Sankarankovil in Tamil Nadu’s Tenkasi district Wednesday. The woman, identified as Mageshwari, was a resident of Ramalingapuram and was returning home from Kazhugumalai after purchasing items for her daughter’s wedding.
CCTV footage from the bus shows the woman getting up from her seat as her stop approaches, and holding on to the railing. Within seconds, she loses her balance and is thrown off the vehicle to the road. The bus was immediately halted and the passengers and bus conductor rushed to the woman’s rescue.
சங்கரன்கோவில் அருகே தனியார் பேருந்தில் இருந்து தவறி விழுந்து பெண் உயிரிழந்த சம்பவம் தொடர்பான சிசிடிவி காட்சிகள் வெளியாகி பெரும் பரபரப்பை ஏற்படுத்தியுள்ளது #TamilNadu #Accident pic.twitter.com/viOVyiqemi
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Kuruvikulam Inspector S Shanmugavadivu told indianexpress.com that they have booked the bus driver under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (causing death by negligence).
Maheshwari reportedly suffered a serious head injury and was immediately taken to a nearby government hospital. The hospital staff then directed the family members to take her to Palayamkottai Medical College Hospital where she was declared dead.
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