chennai crime news

Abandoned bag sparks off bomb scare at station

Chennai: Tension prevailed at the Sanatorium railway station today when passengers noticed smoke emanating from an abandoned bag in the station. The black colour bag, spotted on the fourth platform in the station, triggered panic as many passengers boarded the train fearing a blast. Passersby immediately alerted the railway police. The police along with bomb squad rushed to the spot and moved the bag away from the station. Later, it

Third accident in MRC Nagar

Chennai: At MRC Nagar, a 28-year-old man was fatally knocked down by a speeding oil tanker this morning. This is the third accident in the area after the death of car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha, whose car caught fire after crashing on a tree. The victim Srinivasan, a resident of Kannagi Nagar was killed by the Indian Oil tanker which was taking a U-turn near the State

Major fire at Red Hills godown

Chennai: Lakhs of rupees worth furniture were destroyed in a major fire which broke out in a warehouse at Red Hills this morning. The storehouse located in Kattaboman Street, was run by Gangsant (51) of Purasawalkam for the past three years. In the wee hours, locals noticed smoke puffing out of the warehouse and alerted the fire department. Four fire engines from Madhavaram, Ambattur, Red Hills and Vyasarpadi were rushed

Narikuravas held for stealing streetlight batteries

Chennai: Three Narikuravas who allegedly attempted to steal solar batteries from the streetlight in Pattinapakkam were arrested last night. The group was trying to remove the batteries from a playground located near Pattinapakkam police station. During patrol, the police spotted them and recovered nine batteries stolen from the streetlights. A police official said they are probing to find if the group had involved in other petty thefts previously.

Another accident at Ashwin's mishap spot

Chennai: Two days after the tragic death of car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife in an road mishap on Santhome High Road, another motorist met with accident on the same spot today. However, the man escaped with minor injuries. According to police, Karthik (30) from Tiruporur was riding his bike under the influence of alcohol. He bumped on a speed breaker near Iyappan temple in MRC Nagar around 12.30

Woman kills husband with hammer

Chennai: A thirty year old woman killed her husband with a hammer, when the latter picked up a fight with her after getting drunk. Ganesh (44), a daily wage labourer lived with his second wife Sathya and ten year old son at Sasthri Nagar at Perungalathur. Ganesh, who was a chronic alcohol addict often picked up fight with his wife leading to long quarrels into the night. In a similar

4 hurt in freak mishap near US Consulate

Chennai: Traffic was hit near US Consulate on the arterial Anna Salai in the city this morning, after a truck rammed into median, injuring four persons. The mishap occurred at 6.45 am when the truck driver Ramesh Kumar (25), a resident of Royapettah, crashed onto the median near the US Consulate. The truck was carrying goods from TVS company, sources said. Immediately after it crashed, a private cab and an