Absconding AIADMK leader Jayagopal arrested

Ex-councilor Jayagopal, who was behind placing of the banner at Pallikaranai that killed the 23-year-old techie, was arrested today from his relative’s house at Denkanikottai in Krishnagiri district.

Acting on a tip-off, a special team of Chennai Police led by the Additional Commissioner of Police (South), Law and Order, Prem Anand Sinha arrested Jayagopal.

His arrest comes 15 days after Subashri died when a banner placed at the centre median at 200 feet road in Pallikaranai fell on her while she was riding a two-wheeler and was immediately run over by a water tanker. 

Cops from St Thomas Mount traffic investigation have also booked Jayagopal and Meganathan under the IPC Section 308 (attempt to culpable homicide not amounting to murder), while the Pallikaranai police have registered a separate case under Prevention of disfigurement act.

The St Thomas Mount traffic investigation police had also registered a case and nabbed the tanker driver Manoj Yadav who was let off later. Subashri, a resident of Chennai was riding along the Pallavaram – Thoraipakkam radial road at Pallikaranai near the Kamatchi hospital.

“Subashri was riding towards her house in Chromepet when the banner placed by the AIADMK ex-councillor, Jayagopal, fell on her. A BTech graduate, Subashri was returning home after work.

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