CHENNAI: A 20-year-old murder accused committed suicide by hanging inside his cell at the Central Prison at Puzhal on Monday night.
Police said M Saravanan, who was accused in a murder case registered at Palur, Kancheepuram district and was in prison since April 19, 2011, was undergoing treatment as he was mentally depressed. On Monday, he had torn his bedsheet into two pieces and made a noose by tying it in the window grill of his cell, police said. Sources said prison officials noticed him hanging at around 10 pm and took him to Government Hospital at Royapettah where he died around 11.30 pm.
Man trapped in landfill dies
A constructional worker was killed in a reported land slide while digging a pit to build a sump in Thiruvanmiyur on Tuesday.
Police said Anandan, the constructional worker, was among the trio engaged for digging up a deep pit for a sump. The digging began in the morning and Anandan went inside the pit to remove the dug up earth and stack up the same beside the pit. Suddenly, a wall of the pit collapsed bringing down tonnes of mud and earth on Anandan. The other two workers who were outside the pit attempted to rescue the trapped co-worker. However, their efforts were in vain as the worker was suffocated to death even before the rescue workers could reach him. His body was recovered from the site and sent to GRH for autopsy. A case had been registered.
Talktime on track, costs auto driver life
An auto driver, who trespassed onto the railway track, chatting over the mobile phone was run over by an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train here on Tuesday evening.
According to sources, the 29-year-old man identified as Kutti alias Suresh was runover by an EMU train, while he was walking on the railway track and talking over cellphone between Kodambakkam and Mambalam railway stations around 6 pm.
The deceased is a resident of Rajapillai Thottam. On information from Station Master about the accident, Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel from Mambalam rushed to the spot and retrieved the body.
50 sovereigns of gold jewels missing
As many as 50 sovereigns of gold jewels went missing from a residence in Jambulingapuram, here on Tuesday. Peterson, the resident, working in a public sector undertaking, went on a family trip to Sri Lanka and returned on Tuesday morning. When he entered the house he was shocked to find jewels missing from the safe. Except for the jewels, everything remained intact in the house. Police said the locks were intact. Peterson registered a complaint with Kodungaiyur Police and an investigation is on.
Thieves take advantge of scorching summer
A class X boy left his back door open with the intent of letting in the breeze at night but, instead, let in thieves who escaped with Rs 75,000 cash and three sovereigns gold jewels here on Monday night.
The incident was reported at the residence of Pushpa in TN Housing Board Colony in Ayapakkam. She slept early while her son was busy studying on Monday night. Police said the boy felt hot and left the back door open. He slept off without closing it. They woke up on Tuesday morning to find the cash gold jewels missing. Pushpa lodge a complaint with Maduravoyal Police.