Tuesday March 6 2007 11:24 IST
NAGAPATTINAM: The STC bus driver who was involved in a case of fatally knocking down a father and daughter, was awarded a two year jail term by the Nagai court.
Farmer Murugaiyan (41) of Sikkal Panaimedu village and his daughter Sandhya (6) were proceeding on a bicycle on the Panaimedu main road in October 2003. A State Transport Corporation bus that was proceeding towards Nagai from Tiruvarur fatally knocked down the father and daughter.
Kezhvelur police registered a case and arrested the bus driver Tiruvaiyaru Narasimhan. The case was heard in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate. Judge Thangaraj who heard the case passed a verdict of two years jail term for each of the deaths caused due to rash and negligent driving and ordered that the sentences be undergone simultaneously.
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS