chennai crime news

Policeman found hanging in his house

Chennai: A police Sub-Inspector committed suicide in his residence at Kolathur today morning. The victim, Ramakrishnan(48), a resident of Vetrivel Nagar, was working as a Special Sub-Inspector in City Crime Branch. “He was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room. His wife immediately alerted the local police station,” said a police official. His body was taken to Kilpauk Medical College for post-mortem. A case has been registered with

Mansion where Ramkumar lived bounces back

Chennai: A S Mansion, the place where Ramkumar, the murder suspect of techie Swathi, lived, continues to be sedate and gloomy. It’s turning one year tomorrow since the murder happened and the place remains isolated from the rest of the locality. Residents said fear gripped the area for the first few months after which the locality bounced back to normal. But they also accepted the fact that activities on the

How safe is Nungambakkam locality now?

Chennai: Come 24 June, the city will look back to the sensational murder of young IT professional Swathi that took place at Nungambakkam railway station. One year has passed and the area has undergone a lot of changes, including safety measures. After the murder, a lot of criticism was around about the lack of safety for women in the area and the absence of CCTVs at the railway station. The

Year after Swathi murder: All quiet at Jaag Flats

Chennai: Even though a year has passed by, people still shudder whenever they walk past the telephone booth at Nungambakkam railway station, because that was the spot where Swathi was brutally murdered on 24 June 2016. The 24-year-old techie, who was waiting to board a train, was murdered with a sickle by her stalker, Ramkumar, who was enraged at her disapproval of his professing love for her. The news created

Drunk call taxi driver knocks down four persons

Chennai: A speeding call taxi rammed into the compound wall of Pothigai complex at DGS Dinakaran Salai on Greenways Road, injuring four persons in the early hours of today. Sources said driver Iyappan, 38, and his friend Velayudam, 39, were in the SUV. The two are natives of Cuddalore and are working as taxi drivers. Iyappan lost control of the vehicle while approaching Pothigai complex and crashed into the compound

Man chased, murdered after drunken brawl

Chennai: A 24-year-old man was killed during a drunken brawl, at a graveyard in Velacheri last night. A special team, comprising six policemen, has been formed to nab the accused. The victim, Ponnusamy, a resident of Kal Kuttai in Perungudi, was drinking with his friends on the roadside at Velacheri. They had a spat and Ponnusamy was chased by his friends. He tried to escape by hiding in a graveyard

Teen disguises as man, joins robbers gang

Chennai : A 19-year-old girl, who disguised as a man and burgled houses, was arrested last night. Diana, dressed as a man and called herself Dayalan. She ganged up with other male thieves to rob houses. Last night, she went to loot a house in Kondithoppu along with her gang members, Peter (18) and Babu Vijay (19). But house-owner Manikandan raised an alarm when he saw the thieves and the

Bus crashes on compound wall in Guindy

Chennai: A speeding MTC bus rammed into the compound wall of Madras Race Course premises today morning. Passengers escaped with minor injuries in the accident. The driver of the bus, which was heading towards Velacheri, lost control of the vehicle and drove it over the pavement and crashed on the wall of the building at Five Furlong Road, Velacheri. The compound wall was damaged by the impact of the bus.

Security guard was murdered to take revenge

Chennai: The police arrested five men today in connection with the murder of a security guard at Besant Nagar late last week. Chandran was killed by unidentified men on bike with an iron rod. He worked as a security guard in an apartment on Third Avenue. Following his death, the police launched a search for the killers. This morning, the police arrested Manikandan (38), a car driver working in the

Fire breaks out at supermarket in Chennai

Chennai: A major fire broke out inside a super market  at  Adambakkam, injuring  one  person  and  damaging  lakhs  of rupees  worth  goods  today  morning. The two-storeyed building, located at Karikalan Nagar, had a storehouse in the first floor and a room to accommodate workers in the second floor. A  staff  at  the  supermarket  alerted  the  owner  after  spotting  fire  in  the  air-conditioner machine in the ground floor. Panicked by the

Masked men kill security guard at Besant Nagar

Chennai: A  security  guard  in  an  apartment  in  Besant  Nagar  was  killed  by  masked  men. Chandran (67), a resident of Damodarapuram at Adyar, was working in the apartment located on Third Avenue. At around 8 pm Friday, two masked men on a two-wheeler hit Chandran with an iron road and escaped. Alerted by Chadran’s scream, residents of the building rushed out and took him to Government Royapettah Hospital. He was