Kannagi Nagar police have registered a case after an 11-year-old boy who went out to play with friends did not return home on Monday evening.

According to police sources, R. Vignesh, a resident of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenement in Kannagi Nagar, went to bathe in Buckingham Canal on Monday afternoon with a few friends. Vignesh was a school dropout and his father is an autorickshaw driver. His friends alerted the police when they found him being dragged by the water current, Kannagi Nagar police said. Fire service rescue personnel were called and they conducted a search but to no avail.

Drowns in Palar

Selvaraj (40) of Perungalathur was drowned in Palar river while he was taking a bath near Voyalur on East Coast Road on Sunday.