Chennai: A 45-year-old head constable died on the spot when his two-wheeler was rammed by a speeding car driven by an engineering student at GST road near Tambaram in the early hours of Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Ramesh, a resident of Lakshmipuram, New Colony, Chromepet.
He was attached to the Selaiyur police station and was returning home from duty in his two-wheeler at 12.30 am when the accident happened.
Coming out of a private petrol bunk near Kadaperi after filling fuel, his bike was hit by a speeding car from behind and he was thrown off his bike.
He succumbed on the spot to grievous injuries. Ramesh was not wearing helmet.
On information, Chromepet traffic investigation police immediately rushed to the spot and sent his body to Chrompet government hospital for post-mortem.
It was found that the student had been racing against another car. Ramesh is survived by his wife Sumathi and daughters Gayathri (Engineering graduate), Monisha (Studying B.Com) and Keerthana (Studying B.Pharm).
It may be noted that Saturday was Ramesh’s birthday and his daughters had asked him to come home early to cut cake and have celebrations. A case has been registered and police have arrested Aditya (20), residing in Karanaipuducherry near Urapakkam. He is a second year engineering student in a private educational institution and he confessed that he was racing against another student from the same institution. Further probe is on.