Two persons mowed down by Kerala minister`s car

Two persons were killed and another was injured on Sunday night after being hit allegedly by the official car of Kerala Minister KC Joseph.

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 00:49 AM IST

Kochi: Two persons were killed and another
was injured on Sunday night after being hit allegedly by the official
car of Kerala Minister K C Joseph at Angamaly near here,
police said.

A case has been registered against the car driver under
sections 279 and 304 (A) of IPC for rash and negligent driving
causing death of two persons, police sources said.
The mishap occurred at Karayamparambu in Angamaly at
around 7 pm when Joseph, who is Kerala`s Rural Development,
Planning and Information MinisterJoseph was on his way to
Nedumbasserry airport from Thrissur.

The Minister, who was to catch a flight to Delhi, has
cancelled his trip, police said.

The mishap occurred when the three persons were crossing
the road.

Protesting against the incident, people from nearby areas
blocked traffic on the National Highway for sometime. They
alleged that the Minister`s car was moving at high speed.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his ministerial
colleagues are expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
in New Delhi tomorrow with regard to clearance for various
projects, including Kochi Metro.

PTI