Chennai: Four men riding on a two-wheeler under the influence of alcohol rammed into a tree, killing two of them at Mylapore on Sunday night. Two of them suffered leg fractures and are undergoing treatment at the government Royapettah hospital, police said. None of them wore an helmet.
Police identified the men as Venkateshan( 22) an electrical supervisor at an IT company in Thiruvanmiyur, and Vishnu (26), a travel agency owner, and their two friends Bharathi Raja (26), a finance company staff at Parry's Corner, and 'Pavadai' Rayan (22), a car driver. All were residents of Nochi Nagar in Pattinapakkam.
Police said four left for an outing on Honda motorbike at about 11: 45 pm on Sunday and the accident took place on their way back, police said.
Sources said they were drinking near a railway track. The four of them, all drunk, were near Papanasam Sivan Salai Santhome when Vishnu, riding the vehicle, lost control and hit a speed breaker. The bike skid hit a tree and then collided against the gate of an apartment. The impact was such that the bike was completely damaged. Witnesses told the police that Vishnu and Venkatesan died on the spot. The bodies were sent to Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem.
Police said an auto driver called PCR and an ambulance rushed Bharathi Raja and 'Pavadai' Rayan to the government hospital. They both sustained leg fracture, police said.
“None of the them was wearing helmets and as per witnesses they were riding at high speed.”
The Adyar Traffic investigation police registered a case and are investigating. Bodies were handed over to their families on Monday after post- mortem....