India, Sept. 27 -- A fortnight after the death of a young techie when a banner came crashing down on her in the middle of the road in south Chennai, prime accused in the case, an absconding AIADMK functionary who erected the flex board, was arrested in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on Friday evening.

A special team of the Chennai police arrested S Jayagopal, a former AIADMK councillor, from a resort in Denkanikottai near Hosur, about 315 km from here, where he was staying.

He had been evading arrest since September 12, when the 23-year-old techie, Subasri, riding a scooter near Medavakkam, was fatally run over by a water tanker from behind after the huge banner fell upon her. The banner was one among the many put up on the entire s...