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Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 20:55
Chennai: Collector of Krishnagiri district was on Saturday injured in a road accident that left her assistant dead at Namasparai town.

Collector Pooja Kulkarni, along with Deputy Tahsildar Jaishankar, her assistant and driver were on their way to Dharmapuri in a car when it rammed into a bus near a bus stand at Namasparai near Krishnagiri, police said.

The assistant, Muniraj, died while being taken to hospital, they said. Kulkarni was taken to a government hospital at Krishnagiri, which referred her to a private hospital in Bangalore, they said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa expressed shock over the accident and condoled the death of the assistant.

In a statement, she also announced a solatium of Rs one lakh to Muniraj's family from the chief minister's Public Relief Fund and wished the injured a speedy recovery.


First Published: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 20:40

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