Former AIADMK councillor C Jayagopal has been booked after an illegal hoarding claimed the life of a 23-year-old techie in Chennai on Thursday.
Acting on a complaint of an assistant engineer of the Chennai corporation, the police have registered a case against Jayagopal under the Section 4 of The Tamil Nadu Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1959 for installing the hoarding without permission. The Chennai corporation had earlier filed a case under Section 326 of the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919.
வாகனம் ஓட்டத்தெரியாமல், சுபஸ்ரீ லாரியில் மோதிவிட்டார்.. என்று ஏளனம் பேசியவர்களின் வாயை அடைக்கும் வகையில் விபத்து நடந்த சிசிடிவி காட்சிகள் இதோ… #WhoKilledShubashree #BannerkilledSubhasree #BannerKillings #AdmkKilledSubasri #CCTV pic.twitter.com/7RnSB4JFMM— Mahalingam Ponnusamy (@mahajournalist) September 13, 2019
Subashree, who worked at an IT company, was on her two-wheeler on the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road when an unauthorised life-size hoarding knocked her down. In seconds, a tanker hit her scooter, injuring her on head.
Subashree was planning to study in Canada from October to pursue her higher studies says reports. The banner that fell on her was erected by C. Jayagopal, an AIADMK functionary, for his son’s wedding at a nearby marriage hall.
The video of the banner which falling on her scooter has released recently. In the video we can see the banner waving for a long time without proper balance. Then it falls on her way and the Lorry which is coming very close, ran over her and killed. Few blamed Subashree by saying that she died because of her carelessness and negligence. In a way of proving them wrong, the video shows the banner falling on her scooter in a way of blocking her vision.
Now the public who saw the accident in person, has expressed their opinion through Behindwoods Air. “It could have happened to us” says a man who came there to drop his wife. “The marriage function has ended days before but the hoarding was still there. We protested to remove those banners as soon as the accident occured but the police came only to support the political party” he said. “I don’t know why they are keeping it even after the ban from high court” he added.
Source : Behindwood air
Her father Ravi who looked dejected said that Banner culture have killed his only daughter. “She died on spot after the Lorry ran over her. Due to this banner culture, I have lost my daughter. She is the only daughter for us. She was planning to go to Canada for higher studies. Unfortunately she is no more. I don’t want any of the parents should suffer like me. I want this Banner culture to be destroyed” he said.
How many more litres of blood does the state government need to paint the roads, the Madras High Court said today, adding that it has “lost faith in the government” as it slammed the Tamil Nadu government over illegal hoardings and the outrage over Subashree’s death.