Valparai police on Tuesday arrested Manikandan, 19, on charges of teasing and harassing a 13-year-old girl living in his neighbourhood. Investigations are on.

PDS rice seized

Police personnel during a vehicle check at Govindanaickanur near Kinathukkadavu intercepted a speeding cargo autorickshaw and found 800 kg of Public Distribution System rice which was about to be smuggled across to Kerala. Police arrested two persons travelling in the autorickshaw namely Radhakrishnan and Hariharan hailing from Palakkad. Inquiries revealed that the PDS rice was sourced from PDS shops and cardholders in Ukkadam area. Further investigations are on.

Woman dies in hospital

Palaniammal, 50, wife of Chinraj of Ondipudur, was knocked down by a State Transport Corporation bus on March 14. She died in a hospital on Tuesday. Investigations are on.

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