Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: Some unidentified persons allegedly took away 30 gm of jewels worth Rs.36,000 from a shop at Kulasekarapattinam near here on Wednesday. According to police, the accused first diverted the attention of A. Mariappan (28), a goldsmith, and then sprayed some chemical on his face. When he fainted, they escaped with the jewels.

Woman found dead

A woman aged about 40 years was found dead in a well under mysterious circumstances at Laskhmipuram village near here on Wednesday. The police said the hands of the deceased were found tied to the back.

The Meignanapuram police have launched an investigation based on a complaint lodged by G Manoharan, Village Administrative Officer of Laskhmipuram.