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DSP to probe death of pregnant woman who fell off bike

Press Trust of India  |  Tiruchirappalli 

The of Police (Crime branch) will probe the death of a pregnant woman riding pillion with her husband on March 8, after a traffic allegedly kicked the bike for not stopping during a helmet check drive near here

The IG Central Zone, Varadha Raju said the will probe the case and that an order in this regard had been sent through the of Police.

The would file the report before the court, he said.

The IG also said that what was more important than filing the case for traffic violations was to advice drivers or riders on the importance of obeying traffic rules

He said police stations had been advised to hold awareness camps in this regard.

Meanwhile the funeral of the woman, Usha, was held here today. Her body was buried at Melaputhur burial ghat where it was taken in a procession, police said.

The four month pregnant was killed and her husband injured on March 8 when the two-wheeler they were riding was allegedly kicked by a traffic for not stopping during a helmet check drive near here.

Locals had staged a protest following the incident and clashed with police, after which was arrested and suspended.

K Palaniswami had condoled her death and ordered a solatium of Rs seven lakh to her kin besides assuring appropriate action after a probe.

The also took suo motu cognisance of the incident and sought a report from the Tamil Nadu

The incident also echoed in the where made a mention and wanted the court to take suo motu (on its own) notice of it and proceed further.

However, the court efused to initiate suo motu proceedings and asked Ramaswamy to file a petition.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 23:20 IST