25 held for carrying firecrackers on trains

Do not get into a train carrying firecrackers. Personnel of the railway protection force (RPF) have arrested 25 commuters over the past two weeks for doing so.RPF has been creating awarenes... »

Two held with ganja in Ayanavaram

A police team on patrol at Ayanavaram apprehended two ganja peddlers with contraband procured from Andhra Pradesh. Oli alias Gyanasekaran (22) of Ayanavaram and Arun Munusamy (25) of Per... »

Homeless man killed in wall collapse

An elderly homeless man died when a portion of a Chennai Corporation School’s compound wall collapsed and fell on him at Egmore on Thursday evening. The identity of the man, reported to be... »

Psychologist’s murder: body of relative exhumed

Frankfurt Fernandez died in 2011 and is the father of Immanuel, the prime suspect in Emma Gonsalvez’s murder »

Four held for murder of electrician in Perumbakkam

A special police team of St. Thomas Mount police district has arrested four persons on charges of murdering a 21-year-old electrician, Edwin of Perumbakkam, last Friday. Police identified t... »
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CHENNAI, October 15, 2014

Police busts gang involved in selling temple idols

The Central Crime Branch of the city police has busted a gang which was involved in selling idols from temples in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Three men, who were in possession of a Mahavishnu i... »
CHENNAI, October 14, 2014

27-year-old man murders friend after drunken brawl

A drunken brawl between two friends ended in a murder in Kodungaiyur on Sunday night after one smashed the head of the other with a stone.Kodungaiyur police identified the victim as Arun (2... »
The car that was involved in the Velachery accident in which three platform dwellers were run over, in Chennai on Monday.
CHENNAI, October 13, 2014

Drunk driving kills three pavement dwellers

In a shocking road accident on Velachery-Taramani 100 ft Road, a car ran amok and ran over three platform dwellers,​including a pregnant woman,​in the early hours of Monday. A cow also died in the... »
Star tortoises are in great demand as pets in the U.S., and are sold for as much as Rs. 15,000 each in the black market — Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, October 13, 2014

Chennai teenager held for selling wild animals on the web

Forest officials have arrested a 17-year-old resident of Kolathur on charges of indulging in the online sale of wild animals, including endangered species. According to officials of the Sta... »
CHENNAI, October 9, 2014

Man gets 10 years’ RI for rape in Chennai

The city Mahila Court has sent the managing director of a manpower consultancy firm to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) on charges of raping his employee two years ago.Sessions judge Me... »
CHENNAI, October 9, 2014

15-year-old boy surrenders in psychologist murder case

Emma Gonsalvez was
found dead in her house
in Egmore on the
evening of June 13. A major breakthrough was achieved, on Wednesday, in the Emma Gonsalvez murder that took place in the city in June. A 15-year-old boy surrendered at the city juvenile court in connection wit... »
CHENNAI, October 7, 2014

Child dies after TV falls on her

A three-year-old girl died after a 32-inch television set fell on her head while she was playing near the TV stand at her aunt’s house in Alapakkam on Monday afternoon.Maduravoyal police so... »
CHENNAI, October 6, 2014

Special team arrests duo for chain-snatching

A special police team of St. Thomas Mount police district on Sunday arrested two men suspected of being involved in chain-snatching incidents in the southern suburbs.The men — Ravi (33) and... »
CHENNAI, October 15, 2014

Realtor hacked to death in front of father in Tiruvallur

A five-member gang brutally murdered a 46-year-old realtor in front of his father at Perumalpattu in Tiruvallur district on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was the cousin of State Minister for Milk... »
. The car that caused the accident — Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, October 14, 2014

Miraculous escape for one-year-old in Chennai

Amid the crowd that had gathered at the accident spot, was a one-year-old boy who was enjoying a biscuit. Little did he know that he had miraculously escaped death in the car accident a... »
CHENNAI, October 13, 2014

Man hacked to death in Vyasarpadi

A 21-year-old man was hacked to death by an armed gang in Vyasarpadi on Saturday night. The suspects were hunting for the victim’s friend following a long-standing row with him but murdered the yo... »
CHENNAI, October 12, 2014

25-year-old murdered in Chennai

A youth’s body was found in an unused septic tank in Ambattur Estate, after he was allegedly murdered by a gang for assaulting a man who had harassed his niece. The police have launched a hunt for... »
CHENNAI, October 9, 2014

Constable murder: wife, colleague held

The Harbour police arrested the 22-year-old wife of murdered armed reserve (AR) police constable M. Nethran (26), on Tuesday, for abetting his killing. Her maternal uncle, also an AR consta... »
CHENNAI, October 8, 2014

Man held for sexually abusing eight-year-old

The Tambaram all-women police arrested a 26-year-old man on charges of sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl on Tuesday. According to the police, Loganathan, who lived in a rented portion... »
CHENNAI, October 7, 2014

Scooty thief arrested; vehicles seized in Chennai

The Ashok Nagar police have arrested a two-wheeler thief who targeted only Scooty models in parking lots in different parts of the city. Ten Scooty Pep vehicles were seized from the suspect... »
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