Senior police officer crushes newly weds to death

July 20th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) A newly wed couple on a two-wheeler was killed allegedly because of rash driving by a senior police official in Tamil Nadu, official sources said here Sunday. “The additional superintendent of police S. Murugan, who caused the accident because of his rash and negligent driving of the car, has been admitted to hospital with multiple fractures. The bodies of the young couple, who were married only on July 9 and died on the spot, have been handed over to their relatives,” a senior official said.

Sources denied that the officer was driving under influence of alcohol.

Departmental action is likely to be initiated against the officer for his “negligent act”, sources added.

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