Residents of Pappanaickenpalayam on Friday thronged the Race Course Police Station complaining that they had been cheated by a man who had promised to assist them to run candle units. According to the petitioners, Suresh Babu is said to have taken money from 950 people but failed to keep his promises about the business regarding wax, candle manufacturing machine and moulds.

Residents became suspicious when the man's house remained locked for a couple of days. It is suspected that the man had escaped with a lot of money he had collected. Investigation is on.

Keywords: Investigation