In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old pregnant woman died after the two-wheeler that she was riding on was kicked by a traffic cop on a busy road in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy, reports said.

The victim, Usha was three-months pregnant and was riding pillion on the bike along with her husband, Dharamraj, who wasn’t wearing a helmet.

As the traffic policeman, identified as Kamaraj, signaled the bike to be stopped, the victim’s husband refused and instead fled from the spot initiating a chase.

Within minutes, the cop caught up with the couple and kicked the two-wheeler forcing both the riders to fall down on the busy road.

Before, Usha could realise what had happened, she was hit by a speeding van, killing her on the spot, reports said.

Condemning the incident, around three thousand people protested on the Trichy-Thanjavur highway and blocked the roads.

The tragic incident took place on Wedesday night, just ahead of Women’s Day being celebrated across the globe.

(With agency inputs)