Special Sub-Inspector of Police Gunasekaran, attached to the Silaiman police station, lost his walkie-talkie during night rounds on Friday. The police said the officer lost the wireless communication set while returning to the police station from Sakkimangalam.

Student killed

A college student, J.Bala (21), was killed near Villapuram on Monday. The youth from Myna Thoppu South Street was returning home when an unidentified vehicle fatally knocked him down.

Youth arrested

K.Saber Ali (24) of South Marret Street, was arrested for assaulting his neighbour A.Ganapathy Sankar, who refused to give his daughter in marriage to him. Police said the youth was in love with the girl. On Monday night, he approached the girl’s father at a bus stop and sought his permission to marry his daughter. When Mr Sankar turned down the proposal, the youth assaulted him.

Duped at bus stand

A youth from Kalayarkoil was duped by two persons at Arapalayam on Monday. The victim had alighted from a bus at the bus stand, when two unidentified persons approached him for help, saying 10 Sri Lankan women were urgently in need of money to go to Tuticorin. They were ready to part with a ‘diamond’ necklace for a paltry sum, they said. They made the youth give them Rs.4,000 and one-sovereign gold chain for the necklace. Later when he checked the necklace, he found it to be imitation jewellery.