Mariam Pitchai dies in road accident in Tiruchirappalli
The Environment and Pollution Control and Minorities Minister, of the state of Tamil Nadu, Mariam Pitchai on Monday died in an unfortunate road accident. The 60 year old minister was on his way to Chennai and met with an accident at Tiruvelangurichi, which is 40 kms from Tiruchirappalli. The incident took place early morning.
The vehicle had a head on collision with another vehicle approaching from the opposite side. The accident had also injured the Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, NR Sivapathy. According to the police, the ministers were returning to Chennai after garlanding the statue of Perumpidugumutharyar, a community leader.
Pitchai’s body has been brought to Madhurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. During the 13th April Assembly polls Pitchai had won from the west constituency of Madhurai. The minister in the elections had contested against the Transport Minister KN Nehru.
Pitchai has also been the councilor or advisor of the Tiruchi corporation in Tamil Nadu.
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