Jayalalithaa’s former driver Kangaraj, a prime suspect in Kodanad estate murder case, killed in road mishap

Surabhi Shaurya
Family sources said Kumar and some of the other staff in the estate were two days ago reportedly discussing the fate of their jobs

New Delhi: Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s former driver Kangaraj, who was the prime suspect in security guard’s murder case at Kodanad estate was killed in a road mishap. The accident took place on Friday late night near Attur area of Salem district in Tamil Nadu when a speeding car rammed into the bike.

As per the reports of leading daily The Times Od India, the biker was killed on the spot in the mishap. The Attur police immediately sent the body to a nearby Government Hospital for postmortem. After further investigation, the police came to know that the deceased was Kanagaraj.

While talking to the daily, police said,”Kanagaraj consumed alcohol at the time of accident. He crossed the NH to reach service road. The car driver noticed Kanagaraj, who came criss-cross on the NH when the car rammed into the bike.”

The car driver has been detained and a case has been registered against him under Section 279 (rash driving) and 304 (cause death by negligence) of IPC. Further investigations are underway.

A few days back, a 51-year-old security guard identified as Om Bahadur was hacked to death by unidentified assailants whereas another person, Krishna Bahadur, sustained serious injuries after the attack. In a statement to police, Krishna Bahadur said that a gang of 10 forced entry into the premises while the duo was on duty.