A policewoman who was on duty on the route taken by the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's convoy to the state secretariat was severely injured after being knocked down by a biker.
The policewoman Divya, 26, who was deployed near the Vivekananda House opposite the Marina beach on the Kamarajar Salai, was manning the traffic and directing traffic to take the route allotted for the public so that the way for the convoy is clear. She was unexpectedly knocked down by a speeding bike and was in a pool of blood in no time. She suffered multiple fractures.
The bike rider, identified by the police as Praveen, 19, too, was injured. The two were rushed to the hospital immediately. The local police have registered a case and investigation is on, police sources said.
The chief minister's 20-car convoy usually starts from Poes garden and heads to secretariat through Radhakrishnan Salai and the Beach road. The two-way Kamarajar Salai turns into a three-way road, complete with road signs, whenever the CM's convoy passes through. The middle path is used by the convoy, while the two other sides are for the public. The convoy route is planned in such a way that the public can commute easily. The route is usually manned by at least 10 to 20 cops.