Found dead

SALEM: A woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a well near Omalur on Monday.

Police said people in Echankattur village found the body of Kamatchi (19), wife of Mohan, in the well that was located in a field in the locality.

On noticing the corpse, they informed the police, so that the body could be recovered and a proper investigation carried out into incident.

Omalur police have registered a case and investigation is on to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.


SALEM: An employee of Salem steel plant was killed while he was working here on Monday.

Police said Lakshmanan, a boiler operator, was cleaning the boiler, when an iron plate hit him, slitting his throat. He died on the spot.

Meanwhile, employees urged the plant management to provide a job to the wife of the deceased employee, as a humanitarian gesture.

Taken into custody

SALEM: Police arrested a man on charges of stealing cash from a house in Edapadi near here on Sunday.

Police said Palanisamy of Nachipalayam and his family members were sleeping in their house, when a man gained entry into the house and stole Rs. 1,000.

When he tried to get out of the house, Palanisamy saw him and raised an alarm.

People in the area caught the man, identified as Govindan (32), and handed over him to the police.

A case has been registered and investigation is on.