The police have arrested Anandakumar (26), a constable, on charges of indulging in a clash at a police gymnasium resulting in injuries on V. Dharmadurai (19) son of a head constable.

John Xavier, also a constable and instructor at the gymnasium was helping those doing exercise. Anandakumar was said to have entered into an altercation with the victim while working out at the gymnasium on Tuesday.

John Xavier rushed Dharmadurai to the hospital and lodged a complaint with the Race Course police.

Found dead

A 40-year-old man was found dead on the track after having been run over by a train near Singanallur. Similarly, another 50-year-old man was found dead on the track with injuries near Thaneerpandal in Peelamedu area.

Commotion at GH

Commotion prevailed at Coimbatore Medical College hospital on Wednesday when the relatives refused to accept the body of John Peter of Periyanaickenpalayam running a workshop at Sivananda Colony.

According to police, John Peter reportedly committed suicide recently. The relatives sought the immediate arrest of those responsible for the death of the victim.

Attempts suicide

Sridhara Murthy (52) reportedly attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison. According to police, the victim resorted to the extreme decision after two of his superiors exerted pressure on him to sign two papers during an inspection. The victim feared that the signatures could turn out to be acceptance of some irregularity.

Five nabbed

The police have arrested five persons from Thanjavur working in an eatery on charges of breaking into a cellular phone showroom at Aatuppalam area.

However, the offenders were unsuccessful.Following a complaint by the owner Hamsa, police arrested Kabur Khan, Minar, Mohammed, Mohammed Ibrahim and Tajudeen.

Explosives seized

The police arrested K. Sekhar on the charges of possessing explosive substances for manufacturing of crackers without license at his house in Vellakoil.

Police sources said that powdered explosive substances weighing three kg., aluminium powder, fuse plugs and jute were seized during a check conducted at his residence on Tuesday evening. He was remanded under Explosives Act, 1884, sources added.


An attempt to burgle Primary Agriculture Cooperative Credit Society (PACCS) at Udumalpet was foiled. Though certain unidentified persons pierced a hole on the wall of the building, they ran away hearing some noise, police said.

The police are investigating the case based on a complaint lodged by G. Prema, secretary of the PACCS.