Tamil Nadu minister Mariam Pitchai dies in accident

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Tiruchirappalli May 23: Tamil Nadu Minister for Environment and Pollution Control and Minorities Welfare N Mariam Pitchai died in a road accident in Tiruvelangurichi, about 40 km from Tiruchirappalli in the wee hours of Monday, May 23.

Minister for Sports and Youth welfare NR Sivapathy was also injured when their vehicle collided with another moving ahead of their convoy while they were proceeding to Chennai after garlanding the statue of community leader Perumpidugumutharyar, police said.

The body of 60-year-old Pitchai, has been brought to Madurai.

Pithchai, who was the councillor of Tiruchi corporation, had won from the Madurai west constituency defeating former Transport Minister KN Nehru in the Apr 13 Assembly elections.

PTI

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