A 46-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for demolishing a bus shelter in Muthamil Nagar, Kodungaiyur. The police said N. Raghuraman, a businessmen, was constructing a few shops on a plot opposite his house in Kodungaiyur. When the construction was nearing completion, Raghuraman realised that a bus shelter, located just in front of the shops, obstructed the shops from view.

On Sunday night, he demolished the bus shelter. “As soon as he found out a complaint had been filed, Raghuraman went into hiding. However, he was found and arrested and booked for damaging public property,” said K. Sampath, inspector (crime), Kodungaiyur police.