Held for robbing woman

Four youths, who allegedly robbed a woman of her gold chain and other valuables, were arrested by the Velachery police on Tuesday.

According to police sources, Deepika (32), employee of a IT company, was returning home from work when the suspects, R.Yuvaraj alias Jillu (22), Janardhanan alias R.Jana (19), S.Selvakumar (18) of MGR Nagar and G.Michael (18) of Alandur, waylaid her and robbed her in Venkatesan Nagar.

They snatched her gold chain, mobile phone and a handbag. The victim lodged a complaint with the Velachery police.

Chain snatched

Two youths, who came on a motorcycle, allegedly snatched a 20-sovereign chain from a woman in Virugambakkam on Tuesday.

Police said M. Meena Kumari of George Town went to her relative's place in Virugambakkam. As she was walking near the bus stop, the suspects snatched her chain and sped away. The Virugambakkam police are investigating.

Girl found hanging

A girl committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Tsunami Colony in Semmancheri on Tuesday. Police said K. Ashwini (17) was seen hanging from the ceiling in her room by her parents, who returned home from shopping on Tuesday evening.

The body as shifted to the Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem. The Semmancheri police have registered a case.

Held on murder charge

A 30-year-old man was arrested on charges of murdering a 50-year-old woman at Madipakkam on Wednesday.

Saraswathi and Mohan were both construction workers. While Saraswathi had come to the Madipakkam lake in Ayyappa Nagar for a bath, Mohan too is reported to have come there after some time and was under the influence of alcohol.

They are reported to have quarrelled and in a fit of rage, Mohan had allegedly forced Saraswathi's head into the water and she had died. The incident took place around noon. A group of people who were taking bath on the opposite side of the lake raised an alarm following which Mohan fled. Information was sent to the Madipakkam police station and policemen traced Mohan in a couple of hours. He has been arrested and investigations are on.

Arrested for piracy

Personnel of the Central Crime Branch of Chennai Suburban Police have arrested two men for illegally downloading film songs from the Internet and selling them to customers through the memory cards of their cell phones.

A release said raids were conducted at two outlets selling mobile handsets. The names of the arrested men were given as B.Ubaid (21) and G.Kumar (29), running the outlets in Adambakkam.

Cases have been registered under provisions of Copyright Act. Monitors, CPUs, keyboards, memory cards and card readers were seized. Crime Branch police said that using high speed Internet connections, people downloaded latest releases of Tamil film songs from some sites.

Stating that it was a clear violation of norms, policemen warned that similar action awaited those indulging in similar acts. Even in certain browsing centres, latest Tamil film songs would be downloaded and sold to customers. Though this was lucrative and people made quick money in the process, this was a clear form of piracy, police added.

Bid to loot TASMAC outlet

The Sadras police are investigating a case of attempt to loot TASMAC liquor outlet at Arasankuppam on Monday night.

According to police, workers attached to shop number 4524, located in Arasankuppam, found the locks of the shutters damaged when they arrived at the shop at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The wine shop supervisor, Nedunchezhian, preferred a complaint with the Sadras police at 6 p.m. on Tuesday though neither cash nor wine bottles were found missing .

House burgled

Gold jewellery and silver articles were stolen from a house in Guduvancheri on Monday.

According to police, Selvamani of Dharmaraja Street, Guduvancheri, lodged a complaint on Tuesday that he found the main door of his house broken open when he returned from work at 11 p.m. on Monday. The bureau in the house had been ransacked and gold jewellery weighing around 11 sovereigns and silver articles stolen. The police have registered a case.