Drunk woman in Audi mows down carpenter
A drunk woman techie at the wheel of a luxury car fatally knocked down a 48-year-old man on IT corridor in the wee hours of Saturday and sped off.
Some people on bikes chased the car and stopped it. Police arrested W Aishwariya, 26, the woman at the wheel, and charged her with drunk driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Two of her women friends, who were in the backseat of the car, were later let off.
Leaving for work from his house in Thiruvanmiyur, K Munusamy , a carpenter, was with his friend Saravanan, crossing the road near Taramani when the Audi car (TN 01 AW 1403) rammed him around 4.30am. TNN Guindy traffic investigation wing police inspector Govindan said Munusamy was thrown into the air in the impact, and he landed a few feet away . He was taken to a nearby private hospital where he died.Polcie moved his body to Government Roya pettah Hospital for postmortem.
A few motorcyclists who witnessed the incident chased the car and managed to stop it. They found the women were drunk. Police said the women had gone to a multiplex in Royapettah for a movie and were on their way to a friend’s place in Thuraipakkam.They are believed to have had a few drinks earlier.
Police have registered a case under Section 304 (II) of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder, Section 279 (rash driving) and Section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) for drunken driving. Aishwariya has been sent to jail.
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