A man was killed in Chennai on March 18 night after he was run over by a car in which actor T Rajendar was traveling. His driver, Selvam, has been arrested by the police. CCTV footage from the Elango Salai in the Teynampet area, shows 58-year-old Munusamy crawling in the middle of a T-shaped junction. Many vehicles can be seen passing the road avoiding the man who is crawling.
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However, T Rajendar’s Innova car can be seen taking a right turn and running over the man. According to the police, T Rajendar called for an ambulance and took the man to the Royapetta General Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries. Sources in the police said that Munusamy has an injury in his leg due to which he was crawling on the road. The police will also probe whether Munusamy was under the influence of alcohol.
D Rajendar is said to have been in the car with his family at the time of the accident.
Also, after the accident, actor D Rajendar immediately called 108 Ambulance and made arrangements for medical treatment for the person. The driver of the car also surrendered immediately, sources said.
Further, police said that the driver Selvam was temporarily driving the car on that day.
The police then registered a case under section 304 (a) (Causing death by negligence), Section 377 (Causing hurt to a person by doing any act rashly), and Section 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code and arrested the driver.
The driver has been remanded in judicial custody. The incident took place on March 18 when Rajendar was taking his grandson to hospital and the video of the accident went viral on social media.