Chennai

Child restored to parents

One year after she was abandoned at a lake in Tirumullaivoyal near Avadi, a girl, aged a little over two, was restored to her parents on Wednesday.

The Chennai suburban police said Jennifer was the younger daughter of Sekar, a daily wage earner and Devi. As they were very poor, they were unable to raise two daughters with their meagre income. One year ago, they abandoned Jennifer near the lake.

Childless couple Ammavasai and Saroja, who were daily wage earners, picked up the child. They also informed the local police at Maduravoyal. Following a request that they be allowed to raise the child, police gave them consent.

On Tuesday, Jennifer's parents Sekar and Devi gave a petition to Suburban Commissioner S. R. Jangid, seeking that their daughter be restored to them.

As police already had information with them, they went to Jennifer's house, explained the situation to Ammavasai and Saroja and restored the child to her parents.

Sekar is reported to have told police that his income was barely enough to support the family, including their elder daughter, and that they were unable to even purchase milk and food items for Jennifer. Hence, they abandoned the girl.

However, they had realised their folly and sought police action, Sekar said.

3 held for video piracy

Pirated video compact discs (VCDs) numbering more than 4,000 were seized by personnel of Central Crime Branch of Chennai Suburban Police in Pattabiram, Ambattur and Avadi areas in the past couple of days.

A press release said the pirated CDs included those of latest Tamil films among others. Three men, Abubacker Sadiq (36), Sivakumar (27) and Balamurugan (23) were arrested.

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