Special Correspondent

TAMBARAM: Two men died on the spot when an iron ladder they were carrying hit a flag post that was in direct contact with a high tension power cable in Nandambakkam on Saturday morning.

Nandambakkam police said that the accident took place on IDPL factory premises. The workers - Vijaykumar (47) and Sekar (45) - belonged to Vellore and were engaged in construction work.Their bodies were taken to Tambaram Taluk Government Hospital in Chromepet for post-mortem.


An elderly woman was tricked and robbed of her gold jewellery in East Tambaram on Friday evening.

The Selaiyur police said Krishnaveni of Bharatwaj Street was on her way to a supermarket when she was intercepted by a couple of unidentified men, who claimed to be police personnel in plain clothes.

They told her that there was trouble nearby and advised her not to wear gold jewellery in public. They also offered to pack the jewellery and asked her to part with her chains and other jewellery . The unsuspecting woman followed the instructions of the men who took the jewellery and rolled them in a piece of paper, before putting it in her bag. Only later did she realise that she had been cheated as the jewellery was missing from her handbag.