Expectant mother run over by tipper

28 August 2014 12:26 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An angry crowd had set fire to a tipper truck at Navakiri, Jaffna after the truck run over a young expectant mother today, the Police said.

The driver, who had fled the scene fearing reprisals, was however taken into custody later.

The 25-year-old expectant mother, Kasindran Subashini was run over by the truck while she was standing on the side walk at Saraswathy Road in Navakiri today at about 11.30 a.m, eyewitnesses said.

The driver of the truck fled the scene fearing reprisals from the villagers. However, a tense situation followed the accident and the agitated villagers had set fire to the truck, the Police said. The truck had been gutted by the fire, the Police said.

The Police hurried to the location and tried to disperse the crowd. They also went in search of the driver and arrested him. Policemen from the Kayts and KKS stations were also deployed to the spot following which the situation was brought under control. (Selvanayakam Kapilan )


  Comments - 6

  • azath Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:00 AM

    Yes Of course, Burning over 200 houses, shops and killing 4 persons for allegedly assaulting the driver of monk. double third world reaction

    Gamarala Friday, 29 August 2014 05:13 AM

    Typical third world response to an accident. What has the truck got to do in this situation. If in any civilized country they would also arrest and charge the people who set fire to the truck.

    Mathu Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:49 PM

    All the accidental killing in Jaffna was involved Tipper Trucks. The authorities must take some stern action by Checking these Drivers licenses issued with proper Examinations, the drivers took enough training, the drivers have the habit of consuming alcohol while driving, are they reckless drivers etc. to avoid these accident.

    mount Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:42 PM

    No terror topic here . Only sudden angry.

    Murali Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:12 PM

    Kayts????? It is far away from Nawakiri!!!

    ANTON Friday, 29 August 2014 02:08 AM


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