Policeman in TN killed after being rammed by load van

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(Eds: Recasts, adds details, CM statement) Tuticorin (TN), Feb 1 (PTI) A police Sub-Inspector in this district died early on Monday after a man he had pulled up for causing nuisance in an inebriated condition allegedly rammed the victim's two-wheeler using a load van, police said.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami, condoling the death of sub-inspector Balu of Eral police station, announced a relief of Rs 50 lakh to his family while the accused person surrendered before a local court.

In a statement, Palaniswami said Balu and another policeman had on Sunday night reprimanded Murugavel for causing ruckus in an eatery in an inebriated condition.

Later, when Balu was involved in patrolling in the wee hours of Monday, an enraged Murugavel, a goods carrier driver, hit the policeman's two-wheeler from behind, resulting in his death.

Constable Pon Subbiah suffered injuries.

Expressing grief over the incident, Palaniswami announced a special component of Rs 50 lakh to the family of Balu, besides Rs two lakh from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund to Subbiah.

'Further, I have directed providing government job to one person from the family of Balu on the basis of qualification,' he added.

Palaniswami said he has directed that the culprit be produced before the law and due punishment ensured.

Meanwhile, the accused Murugavel surrendered before a local court in the district.PTI COR SSN SA SS PTI PTI