The Saibaba Colony police have arrested G.K. Kesavan (49) of Venkitapuram, on charges of harassing a woman.

In her complaint Saraswathi (43) said Kesavan, a family friend, abused her modesty at her residence on Thadagam Road.

The police have registered a case under Sections 354 (assault a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and 4 of Tamil Nadu Prevention of Women Harassment Act.

In another incident, Hemalatha (25) of Avarampalayam Road said her husband A. Balasubramaniam (28), along with his sister Indrani (47) reportedly sought dowry and harassed her.

Based on the complaint, the All Women Police Station (Central) have registered a case under Section 498 (a) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, and arrested Balasubramaniam.

Women robbed

Angathal of N.S.N. Palayam, lost her five-and-half sovereign gold chain when she was walking along a road in her residential area on Tuesday evening.

Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched the chain and sped away.

The Periyanaickenpalayam police have registered a case, and are investigating.

One held

A 37-year-old man was caught attempting robbery by a family on Tuesday. The R.S. Puram police said the accused was B. Murugavel (37) of Ganpathy, who is in computer servicing business and reeling under debt due to business losses.

On Tuesday, he trespassed into the house of A. Manoj (39) of R.S. Puram to attempt robbery. Manoj raised an alarm and his wife Radhika, his brother Ramesh caught him. Murugavel also sustained minor injury on his right palm. The police have registered a case and arrested Murugavel.

Two held

The R.S. Puram on Monday arrested two persons on charges of stealing vehicles. The police recovered four motorcycles worth Rs. 88,000 from them. During a vehicle check on Thadagam - Lawley Road, the police intercepted a motorcycle and arrested two ex-convicts, M. Jayakumar (31) of Kumarasamy Colony and J. Kadiresan (37) of Gandhi Nagar.

Two suffer burns

A 29-year-old-woman was admitted to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, after she sustained burns when her dress caught fire.

The incident took place when she tried to light the kerosene stove and accidentally her dress caught fire.

Ramesh (35), who tried to rescue her also sustained injuries and was admitted to CMCH.

The Podanur police said due to a dispute, she was living separately.

The police have registered a case and are investigating.


Madaiyan (75), brother of forest brigand Veerappan, who was serving life imprisonment at Coimbatore Central Prison, was on Wednesday admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, following complaints of chest pain.

Veerappan's aide

Hailing from Chikkahalli village in Hassanur police limits, Madaiyan was an associate of Veerappan.

He was also a co-accused in cases registered against the late brigand.

He was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force.

Police personnel were posted at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital premises to prevent any untoward incidents.