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.
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.
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.