A police head constable was killed and his colleague injured after a wall of a dilapidated building fell on them during the early hours of Wednesday.
The deceased S. Saravanan(44) was attached with the Vilkkathoon police station under Madurai district police.
Another police constable, Kannan who was on night patrol duty with the deceased Saravanan is admitted to Madurai Government medical college with multiple fractures.
The duo was doing night patrol at East Velli street and was standing near a pesticide shop when the balcony of a dilapidated building above the shop crumbled and fell on them. Saravanan was crushed under the debris while Kannan was left injured.
Both were rushed to the Medical college hospital but Saravanan was declared dead on arrival. Kannan is recovering at the Medical college hospital.
Madurai city police commissioner Prem Anand Sinha and other senior officers paid their respects to the deceased police head constable at the GRH Medical college hospital.