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Chennai cabbie hits software developer to death

- July 5, 2022

Chennai, July 5 (BPNS)

A software developer from Coimbatore who was on a weekend holiday to Chennai along with his family met a drastic death after a cabbie hit him to death. The incident occurred at Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai on Sunday.

Greater Chennai Police commissioner, Shankar Jiwal told BPNS that the police has directed all the cab operators to monitor the antecedents of the drivers they employ for ferrying passengers. The city police commissioner also called upon the cab operators to provide the Aadhar and other identifying records of the cabbies to the local police stations for a background check of the drivers who are employed in cabs.

On Sunday, H. Umendar,34, a software developer visited a mall to watch a movie along with his family including his wife Bhavya their two children, her sister Divyapriya and her two children. Bhavya booked a cab after the movie at 3.30 pm and on seeing the registration number of the vehicle, all seven hopped into it.

The driver of the vehicle, Ravi, 41, from Salem was furious that the customers entered the vehicle without verifying the OTP and asked them to get out of the car. This led to an altercation between Ravi and Umendar and in a fit of rage Ravi showered blows on the software developer.  The driver also smashed his heavy mobile phone on the forehead of Umendar and also hit him on the nose repeatedly.

Umendar fell down and was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Ravi tried to flee from the scene but was apprehended by the local people and handed over to the police. He was sent to judicial custody.