A 45-year-old head constable died in an accident on his birthday after a speeding car hit his bike during the early hours of Sunday in suburban Chennai.
Police said, the victim V.P. Rameshs daughters had asked him to cut a cake on his birthday. Around midnight he left the Selaiyur police station and was heading home. When Ramesh was coming out of a petrol bunk around 12.30 a.m., a car hit his bike, killing him on the spot.
The Chromepet Traffic Investigation police registered a case and sent his body to Chromepet Government Hospital for post-mortem.
Police nabbed the car driver Aditya, 20, an engineering college student, for negligent driving. Further investigation is on.
Police said Ramesh, a 1997 batch personnel from Salem, was working at the Selaiyur station. He is survived by wife Sumathi and children Gayathri, Monish and Keerthana.