Ramdass, 42, of Karumathampatty was killed in a road accident on Friday night. The police said that the accident involving a lorry and Ramdass’ motorcycle occurred on Thennampalayam-Avinashi Road when he was returning home.

In another incident in K.G. Chavady police station limits, Govindasamy, 70, was knocked down by a speeding lorry when he was riding his motorcycle on the K.G. Chavady-Velanthavalam Road. The K.G. Chavady police have registered a case in this connection.

Held for theft

Pollachi East police on Friday arrested Viji, 22, of Mannur Kalaignar Nagar on charges of conning and stealing eight-and-a-half sovereign jewellery from a woman by promising to marry her.

The police said that K. Meena, 23, of Papanasam, Thanjavur, fell in love with Viji, whom she had known only through phone conversations. Their friendship-turned-love started after Viji dialled her number by mistake a couple of months ago.

After Viji promised to marry her, Meena left home with the jewellery as he had told her that his parents would not accept her without the jewellery. She reached Gandhipuram, met Viji and the two left for Pollachi. On the way, the two went to a restaurant. There in the guise of making a call, Viji came out of the hotel with Meena’s bag containing the jewellery and fled the scene in a motorcycle.

Meena, who realised that she had been duped, contacted a relative of hers in Sundarapuram. The police said that the relatives rescued the girl and with their help she hlodged a complaint. Based on the complaint, the police traced Viji, arrested and recovered the jewellery.

Case registered

Karamadai police have registered a case against Sirumugai Road resident Jayanthi on charges of swindling money self-help group members had given her for depositing in bank. The police said that Jayanthi was also a member of a self-help group. The police are investigating.

Parents protest

Parents of students of a private school in Peelamedu staged a protest outside the school campus on Saturday after they learnt that a few children, who did not pay money for the communicative English classes were not being taken into the classroom. After the Peelamedu police intervened, the parents left the place.

Dies of burns

Baby Kamalam, 58, wife of Mariappan of Thudiyalur, succumbed to burns at a private hospital on Saturday. The woman had sustained burns a few days while trying to light the stove at her house in Cheran Nagar.