A 45-year-old woman was crushed to death between two MTC buses in Chennaiâ€™s T-Nagar bus terminus on Wednesday.
The incident happened on Wednesday morning around 9 am, when S Valli, an employee at a private college in Thuraipakkam reached T-Nagar terminus to board a bus. According to reports, she got down from a share auto in front of the bus terminus and rushed inside to board a bus to Thuraipakkam. She was killed when she was moving between two buses to check the route board in the front side of a bus.
The parked bus, a 597, plying between T-Nagar and Tiruvallur was on her left and a 5G, plying between T-Nagar and Kannagi Nagar was the one on the right. According to the police, the gap between the two buses was narrow and as she was rushing to check the route number of the bus to the left, the 5G bus started to take a turn without noticing Valli running along. As the bus turned to its right, the rear portion of the bus edged towards the left, trapping Valli between the two buses.
Hearing her screams, the driver of 5G, Kannabiran, stopped the bus and he and the commuters rushed to see Valli trapped in between the buses. Someone called an ambulance and Valli was taken to the Royapettah Government Hospital where she was declared â€˜brought deadâ€™ by the doctors.
The driver of the 5G bus was arrested by the West Mambalam police and an FIR was registered under section 304A (death caused due to negligent driving) of the IPC. He was remanded to judicial custody.