chennai crime news

13-year-old girl kidnapped in Chennai

Chennai: A 13-year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped by unidentified men on a two-wheeler at Mugappair East on Tuesday. The police said, the victim was a student of class nine in a governement school at Aminjikarai . She lived with her father, Ramesh, at Fifth Block Avenue in Mogappair East. On Tuesday evening, the girl went to a shop in the locality to buy milk. While returning, two men, who are

100 sovereigns looted from govt staff's house

Chennai: About 100 sovereigns of gold and Rs seven lakh worth valuables were burgled from the residence of a Central government staff at Ambattur. Chandran worked as an Assistant General Manager in Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi. He lived with his wife Sumathi in Venkatapuram. Sumathi was practicing medicine in Chrompet government hospital. The couple left on a tour to Madurai four days back and were planning to travel across

Cylinder blast at Avadi injures 2 people

A minor fire broke out in a residential area  in  Avadi,  after  a  LPG  cylinder  blasted this morning. Balasubramani (52) and his wife Manjula (50), residents  of  Kambar  Street,  worked  as  daily  wage  labourers.  They  had  a  daughter. At  around  8  am,  Manjula  tried to light the stove in kitchen, failing to notice a leak in the cylinder. The blast left Manjula and Balasubramani with  serious  injuries. Alerted  by  the

House of Deputy Speaker's assistant robbed

Chennai: Burglars broke into the residence of Tamilnadu Assembly Deputy Speaker Pollachi  Jayaraman’s  assistant’s house  here  last  night. Around  nine  sovereigns  of  gold  and  Rs  25,000  cash were stolen from his residence at Llyods Colony at Royapettah. Sources said Baktavachalam Naidu (55) left for a relative’s house with his family yesterday evening. When he returned home at 11.30 pm, he found jewels and money  missing  from  the  safe. A  complaint 

Actor Balaji's wife files complaint against him

The wife of popular actor and comedian, Balaji, registered a complaint against him  at  Madhavaram  police station yesterday, for  allegedly  abusing her. The police  said  that  the  couple  separated  a  few  months  ago,  due  to  differences  in  opinions.  Balaji (37)  was married to Nitya (30) eight years back  and  resided  in  Shastri  Nagar,  Madhavaram. According  to  Nitya’s  complaint, Balaji doubted her fidelity and abused her physically. “She also said that

Chain snatched from news channel staff

Chennai: A bike-borne duo snatched a three sovereign gold chain from a woman working in a Tamil news channel this morning. The police said  that  Yamuna  Eswari (25), a resident of Mullai Nagar in Pattinapakkam was working at the television channels office in the area. When she was away for a morning walk, two men on a two-wheeler snatched  her  chain  and  fled  the  scene. A  case  has  been  registered 

Five killed while crossing railway tracks in Chennai

Chennai: In separate accidents reported in the city, five persons died while trying to cross the railway tracks. The victims are yet to be identified. Out of the five, two bodies were found on the track between Saidapet and Mambalam stations. Residents who saw the  bodies alerted the police, who cleared them off the railway track. Police officials said that one victim must be around  40-years-old while the other 55.

Cop hoards 22 kg of seized ganja, remanded

Chennai: A special team has remanded a special sub-inspector attached to Kottai police limit for possessing 22 kilogram of contraband at his residence located at Royapuram police quarters here yesterday. A team led by deputy commissioner, Flower Bazaar, Selva Kumar, seized the contraband at SSI Sundaravadivel’s house. Investigation revealed that the SSI had seized the ganja in one of the recent raids. Instead of producing it before the higher officials,

Woman doctor found dead in Chennai area

Chennai: A  27-year-old female doctor was found hanging at her residence in Choolai last night. Sudha Malliga, a practising doctor at Government Stanley Medical College Hospital, was living with her husband, Satish Kumar, at an apartment on Manickam Street. They entered into wedlock two years ago and had a one-year-old child. Satish was also a practising doctor in Stanley Hospital. Yesterday, Satish returned home at around 11 pm and found his

Angry paramour rams car, kills teacher in Chennai

Chennai: The Anna Nagar police has arrested a fireman for killing a school teacher, a divorcee with whom he was having a relationship, as he was upset with her friendship with another man. Police sources said Nivedha (47) worked as a teacher in a government school at Pollachi. After separating from her husband Ragu, Nivedha was living alone for the past 20 years. She had a daughter who was working

Bomb threat to Khushbu's residence

Chennai: The police received a hoax bomb threat at actress and Congress spokesperson Khushbu Sundar’s house in Pattinapakkam today morning. Police officials said that a woman called the Directorate of Medical Service complex in Teynampet at around 3.15 am and informed that a bomb was placed in Khushbu’s residence. “The woman had dialed the master control number 108, so the call was relayed to the police too. So we rushed