Boy slips into Cooum river

A nine-year-old boy allegedly fell into the Cooum river while walking on a pipe along with his friends at Kotturpuram here on Wednesday.

According to police sources, Sakthi Aditya studying in a local school was walking on the giant pipe across the river when he slipped and got trapped in the slush beneath. Fire and Rescue Services personnel launched an intensive search to locate the victim.

The Kotturpuram police are investigating.

Vehicles set ablaze

Three cars were damaged when some miscreants allegedly set them on fire near Guindy here on Tuesday night.

Police said the cars parked along the road side near the Government Workshop were found in flames around midnight and local people put out the fire.

One car was completely gutted in the incident.

In a similar incident at Kolathur, unidentified persons set ablaze motorcycles parked in Ponniamman Temple Street, Jagadambigai Nagar and Yadaval Street.

Though there was apparently no link between the incidents, investigators suspected the involvement of some youths who were often seen in the areas in an inebriated condition.

A special team has been formed to investigate, police added.

Body found

A man who was reported missing four days ago was found dead at a construction site in Villivakkam here on Tuesday evening.

Police said Srinivasan (38) of Indira Gandhi Nagar, an employee of a private firm, was reported missing on Sunday.

When workers cleared rainwater stagnant at a sub-way construction site, his body was found.

Though it appeared that the victim might have drowned, police said further investigation would be based on post-mortem report.

In another incident, Kumar alias Alex Jog (25) of Dhanalaksmi Nagar, Maduravoyal, was found dead with multiple injuries on Tuesday.

According to police sources, the blood-stained body of Jog was found near a lake in Maduravoyal.

The body was shifted to the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.

48 quacks arrested

A total of 48 persons were arrested on charges of providing unauthorized medical treatment to people during surprise checks conducted by the police in 4 police districts coming under the Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, Kancheepuram and Vellore Ranges on September 20.

While 17 `fake doctors' were arrested in Kancheepuram police district and 8 in Tiruvallur police district coming under the DIG Kancheepuram Range, 14 persons were arrested in Vellore police district and 9 in Tiruvannamalai police district coming under DIG Vellore Range, during the surprise raids conducted in clinics and dispensaries run in these districts without Indian Medical Council permission, according to a press release.