Software engineer Ragupathy Kandasamy, who was back home in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore from US to meet his prospective bride, died on Saturday morning after he reportedly crashed his bike into a temporary illegal wooden hoarding set up on a road by the ruling AIADMK for its MGR centenary celebrations.
Before leaving, he wanted to visit the Palani Murugan Temple for which he was travelling to the Singanallur bus stand, planning to take a bus from there on.
While the 32-year-old was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, social media is strife with speculations and have risen the slogan #WhoKilledRagu in their quest towards finding answers.
Srihari Balakrishnan spoke about how he had sent a picture to ministers to take action against the illegal construction.
One Shabbir Ahmed pointed out if action would ever be taken,
The police that arrests cartoonist, activists, teachers for nothing...will they register an FIR against TN Minister SP Velumani who is organising the MGR centenary celebrations in Coimbatore for techie #Ragu's death? #WhoKilledRagu pic.twitter.com/ovDpz5mq9v— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) November 26, 2017
While Mohan Kumar asked a simple question to powers-that-be,
Others too took to Twitter to express their shock, disbelief and anger,
I really feel bad for you .. just to protect the wrong doing of your party you are accusing someone who is dead now with these kind of cheap reasons.. @flytoragu he is my close friend and he was on his way to palani temple.. do You still believe he was drunk ? #WhoKilledRagu— Ramachandran Murugan (@pecram24) November 26, 2017
— Surendra Mishra (@technicaltyre) November 28, 2017
Police trying to frame Ragu's friends for writing #WhoKilledRagu in where he got hit by a illegal #ADMK arch at the middle of highway. But they fail to register a case against those who put the illegal banner. May be we should start writing this in front of all illegal banners pic.twitter.com/qZytYuXZfz— Kollaiyane Veliyeru (@Arappor) November 28, 2017
The Tamil Nadu government has shrugged off responsibility, claiming that the techie died after being hit by a truck and not because of the wooden arch that was erected by the AIADMK.