Madras High Court today criticised the Tamil Nadu government for failing to implement its order banning hoardings of political parties in the state. Referring to a 23-year-old woman being run over by a water tanker after a hoarding fell on her, the court said the incident was a result of "bureaucratic apathy". "There is zero respect for lives in this country. Sorry, we've lost faith in government," it added.
A 23-year-old woman was crushed to death near Kamakshi hospital in Pallikaranai, Thursday after a hoarding erected on the divider fell on her. She was run over by a water tanker after she lost balance and fell on the road.
Meanwhile, DMK chief M K Stalin slammed the state government over the incident and held it responsible for the woman’s death. “Subhasri has died due to negligence of government and inefficient police officers. Illegal banners have taken yet another life. How many more lives will be lost to power-hungry and anarchist rule?” he asked.