A death by negligence case has been filed by the Thirumayam police against lyricist and politician Snehan after a man ran over by his car died on Friday. He has been booked under 304A (Causing death by negligence) and Section 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) IPC. The shocking accident happened on November 15 night as Snehan's car rammed against a two-wheeler while he was driving from Pudukkottai towards Thirumayam. The deceased, Arun Pandi, 28, was riding to Thirumayam from Saveriyarpuram and had sustained injuries during the collision on the Trichy- Karaikudi road. A native of Unaiyur, he was immediately rushed to the Thirumayam government hospital by locals at the accident spot. Arun was later shifted to a private hospital in Trichy where he was declared dead. 

The news has come as a big shock to fans of Snehan, who is also known for his successful stint in the hit Tamil reality TV show Bigg Boss. Participating in Bigg Boss Tamil season 1, he went on to be announced as the runner-up despite being a hot favorite back then to win the title. A highly-controversial name for his antics in Bigg Boss season 1, his popularity skyrocketed overnight after participating on the show. Serving also as the Youth Wing Secretary in Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam political party, Snehan contested in the 2019 Indian general election from Sivagangai where he came in fifth. 

Snehan has also tried his hand at acting and made his on-screen debut in 2009 in the director Ameer starrer Yogi. He then went on to be seen in the 2011 film Uyarthiru 420 after which he made a cameo appearance in last year's smash hit, Comali, starring Jayam Ravi, Kajal Aggarwal, Samyuktha Hegde and Yogi Babu in the lead roles. Snehan, whose forte is writing lyrics, has penned a number of memorable songs such as "Avaravar Vaazhkkaiyil Aayiram Aayiram Maatrangal" in Pandavar Boomi, "Adatha Aattamellam" in Mounam Pesiyathe, "Kalyanam Thaan Kattikittu Odipolama" in Saamy, "Gnabagam Varuthe" in Autograph, "Manmadhane Nee" in Manmadhan, "Aarariraro" in Raam, "Ariyadha Vayasu" in Paruthiveeran. "Maambalamaam Maambalam" in Pokkiri, "Hey Salaa" in Aegan, "Yathe Yathe" in Aadukalam and most recently the "Kaatu Payale" track in Suriya's Soorarai Pottru