Young woman dies in Chennai as banner collapses Printing press sealed; Case booked against ex-councillor


Subashree, a 23 -year-old software engineer was killed in Chennai on Thursday after an illegal hoarding fell on her, following which she was hit by a water tanker.  Although the woman was rushed to a hospital, she was declared brought dead. Subashree, an IT company employee, was riding her two-wheeler on the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road when an unauthorised life-size hoarding knocked her down. In seconds, a tanker hit her scooter, injuring her on head.

The woman, who was her way back home from her office, was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, eyewitnesses said. The hoardings, which had pictures of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy, his deputy O Panneerselvam and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, were put on the median by a local leader of the ruling AIADMK who got the hoardings put up for a family wedding which was attended by Mr Panneerselvam or OPS.

The driver of the tanker has been arrested. Chennai’s civic body has sealed the press that allegedly printed the hoarding. The Madras High Court had banned banners and hoardings in public places in October 2017.

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