A 16-year-old student of a private school in Triplicane allegedly committed suicide on Thursday. K. Gopalakrishnan, a student of class XI had, for some time, complained of academic pressure. Police have registered a case and are investigating. An autopsy was conducted and the body was handed over to the family, who reside on Veeraperumal Koil Street in Triplicane, on Friday.
Man arrested for attacking wife
Police arrested a man who allegedly tried to stab his wife to death over a domestic quarrel. Usha (36), a resident of Ashtalakshmi Avenue, Pallikaranai, filed a complaint with the police stating that her husband Venkatesan (42) had attacked her when she questioned his association with another woman. Angered by her questions, he apparently attacked her with a knife. She sustained cut injuries on her hand and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. Police have registered a case against Venkatesan, charging him with attempt to murder.
Red sanders seized
A lorry that was carrying red sanders was intercepted on Thursday on Grand North Trunk Road, and the lorry driver Erwadi (46) of Madurai was arrested by Red Hills police. The lorry was stopped for a routine check by the inspector who found that it was transporting 3.5 tonnes of red sanders.
CRPF jawan dies
The body of a CRPF jawan who committed suicide at the Government General Hospital on Thursday evening was handed over to his wife and mother after an autopsy on Friday. N. Shankar (26) of Vellore, was undergoing treatment at the hospital for a knee injury that he had sustained during training in Jammu and Kashmir in August. Police said Shankar had been operated on one knee recently but had complained of pain in the other knee too. Doctors had advised surgery in the other knee. Shankar, who was recently married, was admitted to the pay ward on the sixth floor of Tower Block 1. On Thursday, while his wife was away, he reportedly locked the door and used a sari to hang himself.
Pazhavanthangal police are investigating a complaint relating to the alleged theft of Rs. 2 lakh from a woman in Nanganallur on Thursday. Police said Savithri of Third Street, Nanganallur, had withdrawn Rs. 2 lakh from an ATM of a private bank and was returning home in a scooter. She had placed the cash in the box below the seat and when she reached home, the cash was missing. The incident took place in the morning and after making a complete search, Savithri filed a police complaint.