Chennai: City cops are present in every corner of the road and at traffic signals to effectively ‘enforce’ the Madras high court order, directing compulsory helmets for two-wheeler riders in the city. If S. Paulraj, a head constable attached to Ambattur police station had followed the court direction, he would have been alive and would have nabbed a few more accused.
S. Paulraj (43) of police quarters in Avadi, was a head constable in Ambattur police station and was returning home after work on Monday night at around 10.20 pm on his two-wheeler.
“When he was crossing a market on NM Road in Kannigapuram near Avadi, another two-wheeler trailing him rammed into his vehicle from behind. Paulraj was thrown off the vehicle and suffered severe injuries on his head,” police said.
He was taken to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital for treatment but died there at around 6.30 am on Wednesday, police added.
Police also said that Paulraj did not wear a helmet while riding the two-wheeler on the day. Meanwhile, Poonamallee traffic investigation police registered a case against S. Logesh (19) of TNHB quarters in Avadi, for causing the mishap and arrested him. Logesh is a second-year MBBS student in a medical college in Russia and had come home to spend his vacation, according to police. Logesh was sent to judicial remand.