Two persons created flutter by climbing over towers meant for high tension power transmission and mobile.

The incident occurred at Pillayarpuram at Podanur when a puffed rice vendor Vellasamy (53) in an inebriated condition climbed the HT electricity transmission tower and threatened to commit suicide citing various reasons on Monday.

The police and Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service personnel rushed to the spot and urged the man come down. But he refused to budge.

Attempts by the authorities with Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation for switching off the power supply also went in vain, since switching off would result in disruption of power supply for all the areas beyond Podanur.

Finally one of the fire service personnel managed to reach the man atop the tower and brought him down. A case has been registered against him.

In another incident, Raja (42), a cable TV operator from Vetri Vinayakar Nagar extension in Ganapathy Maanagar, climbed a cellular phone tower on Avanashi Road near Airport on Tuesday morning and threatened to commit suicide by jumping off.

He said that the proposed move to take over of cable TV operations by the State would spell disaster to his livelihood.

He wanted the new Government to sympathetically look into the livelihood of the cable TV operators. Police finally managed to bring him down and Peelamedu Police have registered a case of attempt to commit suicide against the accused.


Burglars broke into the house of a travel agency owner Abdul Hameed of Pari Nagar in Thudialur and decamped with 35 sovereigns and Rs. 2 lakh. Special teams have been formed to nab the culprits.

Chain snatching

The city, its peripheral areas and Mettupalayam witnessed three incidents of chain snatching on Monday night.

In an incident reported at Poochiyur in Rural Police limits, two persons who came on a motorcycle gagged a 62-year-old Vijayalakshmi, and snatched her six sovereign gold chain.

In another incident at L.S. Puram at Mettupalayam, a 65-year-old Rajammal was robbed of her seven sovereign gold chain.

In the third incident at K.K. Pudur, Dhanalakshmi (46) was relieved of her gold chain weighing 3.5 sovereigns by motorcycle borne persons.

Two found dead

Duraisamy (38) of Perur was found dead under suspicious circumstances. Police said that the victim reportedly had frequent quarrel with his wife over his alleged alcoholism and owing to domestic disharmony should have consumed poison. Investigations are on. In another incident, Anandakumar (21), a goldsmith, was found dead under suspicious circumstances near Perur. Police suspect him to have consumed poison over his love affair. Further investigations are on.

Group clash

City Police have arrested Venkatesan (38) and seven others from two groups that clashed over a temple worship issue in a festival at Sivananda Colony. It is learnt that five to six people sustained injuries in the clash.