Accident
Subhasri was killed in a freak accident after an AIADMK banner fell on her, causing her to lose her balance and come under a passing tanker lorry.

Hours after 23-year-old Subhasri was killed in Chennai after an AIADMK banner fell on her and then a tanker lorry ran over her, social media was abuzz with anger, empathy and questions over her death.

While most reactions centred around demanding punishment for those responsible for erecting the party hoardings, some doubts were raised about whether Subhasri was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Putting to rest such speculation, the police said that Subhasri was indeed wearing a helmet while she was driving her two-wheeler back to home on Thursday afternoon when she met with the fatal accident.

“Subhasri was wearing a helmet while she met with the accident,” Inspector Ravikumar of the St Thomas Mount Traffic Investigation told TNM on Thursday. He also said that Subhasri suffered grievous injuries to her arms, shoulders and ribs on the impact of the accident which could have caused internal injuries.

“She was rushed to the critical care unit of a nearby hospital where the doctors tried to treat her for around an hour. But she didn’t respond to treatment and succumbed to injuries in the hospital,” he added.

Meanwhile, people from across the state expressed their anguish and anger over the freak accident that snatched away the life and dreams of a young soul and her family.

Many people also slammed the AIADMK for political apathy, drawing comparisons to the 2017 incident where K Ragupathi, a software engineer had reportedly rammed into an illegal wooden arch erected for MGR Centenary celebrations, fallen down and died after a tipper truck ran over him.

On Thursday afternoon, Subhasri, a 23-year-old engineer was run over by a tanker lorry on the Thuraipakkam-Pallavaram radial road in Chennai. She fell on to the road after a hoarding erected for a wedding in former AIADMK councillor and Kancheepuram East MGR Mandram Assistant Secretary S Jayagopal’s family fell on her bike, causing her to lose her balance.

The St Thomas Mount police have registered an FIR against the lorry driver and those behind erecting the hoardings. The driver has been arrested.

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