Chennai: 23-year-old Subashree died after an illegal banner fell on her while she was on her two-wheeler. The impact of the fall was such that Subashree fell off her moped and came under the wheels of a water tanker. The incident took place at Pallavaram Thoraipakkam radial road.

In a bid to save her life, passersby rushed her to Chromepet government hospital, but Subashree had died on the spot. Police have sent her body to Chromepet government hospital for autopsy.

According to the police, Subashree, a B Tech graduate was a resident of Chromepet and was on her way home after writing an exam. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, said police.

The driver of the lorry Manoj has been arrested and booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. St Thomas Mount traffic investigation wing is looking into the case.

Meanwhile, activist Traffic Ramaswamy has lodged a complaint at the Pallikaranai police station demanding that FIR be registered against erring officials including concerned police officer, corporation department official and ruling party persons, who erected the illegal banner on the road.

DMK chief MK Stalin took to Twitter to slam the ruling AIADMK for the accident. In his post, he said, "Subashree has died due to negligence of the government, inefficient police officers. The illegal banners have taken yet another life. My deepest condolences to her family. How many more lives will be lost to the power-hungry and anarchist rule?"

Former AIADMK councillor C Jayagopal booked

C Jayagopal who was an AIADMK councillor has been booked after an illegal hoarding claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman 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.