A government bus conductor in Tamil Nadu was attacked by a passenger inside the moving bus in the wee hours of Saturday - May 14. The conduct had later died due to the injuries and a case has been registered in this regard. Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced an ex gratia to the family of the deceased and expressed his condolences.
The conductor was attacked by a man who was under the influence of alcohol. According to reports, the incident had happened near Maduranthagam on the outskirts of Chennai. 54-year-old Gunasekaran was a native of Kallakurichi. He was an SETC bus conductor and on Saturday, he was on duty at the Koyambedu- Villupuram SETC bus.
The bus had started from Koyambedu at 2 am and at around 3.30 am, the bus has reached Maduranthagam during which 35-year-old Murugan had boarded the bus. When conductor Gunasekaran asked Murugan to take a ticket, the latter had said that he would not take the ticket and asked the former to move away from him. He was in an inebriated state and when Gunasekaran asked Murugan again to take a ticket, Murugan had argued with the conductor.
In moments, Murugan had begun brutally attacking Gunasekaran. The fellow passengers had rescued the conductor and Murugan was forced to leave the bus near Ayyanar Kovil, Maduranthagam. According to the police, a few minutes after Murugan had deboarded, conductor Gunasekaran fell unconscious inside the bus.
Shocked to see the conductor fainted, driver Perumal had stopped the bus near the Melmaruvathur police station and Gunasekaran was rushed to a nearby hospital. However, he was declared dead. Later, the passengers were shifted to an alternative bus and Perumal filed a complaint at the Maduranthagam police station. Based on his complaint, the police had registered a case and formed a special team to arrest Murugan.
With the help of CCTV footage, the police had arrested Murugan who was standing near the Maduranthagam bus stop. The officials had said that Murugan is a daily wage worker and was a boozer, addicted to alcohol. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has consoled Gunasekaran's family and announced Rs 10 lakh ex gratia for the family.
பணியிலிருக்கும்போது பயணியால் தாக்கப்பட்டு உயிரிழந்த அரசுப் பேருந்து நடத்துநர் குடும்பத்தாருக்கு ஆறுதல் மற்றும் நிவாரண உதவியை மாண்புமிகு முதலமைச்சர் @mkstalin அவர்கள் அறிவித்துள்ளார். pic.twitter.com/nvpsND60cB— CMOTamilNadu (@CMOTamilnadu) May 14, 2022