Breakthrough in roadside murder:

Special teams of the Coimbatore City Police on Wednesday late night arrested a hair dresser cum rag picker Kannan (20) resolving the mysterious murder of a watchman Nagaraj (80) who was found dead in front of a commercial complex along the Brooke Bond Road on May 23.

It may be recalled that Nagaraj hailing from the nearby Kamarajapuram was found lying dead with the head smashed with a stone in front of the shops on Brooke Bond Road. Nagaraj used to work as night watchman for these shops. The case remained unresolved for want of clue or evidence.

Late on Wednesday night, when the police were patrolling the Avanashi Road flyover area, they spotted the accused in an altercation with another person. He was picked up on suspicion and inquiries revealed that he was the one who murdered Nagaraj.

Probe on:

Perur Police are probing into an alleged abduction of Manikandan (35) of Perur, who was later reportedly released after robbing him of his jewellery and cash.

It is learnt that Manikandan had taken a loan from the financier and found it difficult to repay the loan on time and had asked for time, this led to animosity. According to police, Manikandan preferred a complaint with the police stating that a local financier Chandrakumar (31) had abducted him with the help of six persons on July 6. He added that he was confined in a house in a farm in Chinna Thadagam, wherein he was assaulted besides taking away cash Rs 14,000 and three-and-a-half sovereign gold chain on his person. The abductors also forcibly took signatures on white papers.

Police picked up Chandra Kumar while the hunt is on for the remaining six.

Three held for robbery:

The Coimbatore Rural Police have arrested Sathishkumar (28), Ravi (40) and Subramanian (30) on charges of way laying and robbing a private firm employee Manikandan of Rs 3,000 cash, one-and-a-half sovereigns of gold chain and cellular phone. The incident reportedly took place on the Vellamadai road at late night, a few days before. Investigations are on.

Three found dead:

Three persons were reportedly found dead hanging in three different incidents.

An ailing Ayyammal (76) of Chinniampalayam was found hanging at her residence. In another incident S. Jayakumar (23) of Karuppanna Gounder Layout residing at Gandhimaanagar in a relative’s house and going for construction work reportedly hanged himself in a state of depression, after the funding agency took away his newly bought motorcycle owing to default in payment of monthly instalments.

In another incident at Ezhil Nagar in Selvapuram, Vijayalakshmi (24) wife of Dhanraj, a jewellery worker hanged her self allegedly due to the addiction of her husband to alcohol. She is survived by a three year old son and two one-and-a-half year old twin daughters.

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