Fatally knocked down by lorry

CHENNAI, FEB. 26. A seven-year-old boy who was returning home from school died instantly when a lorry knocked him down near Ambattur on Tuesday. The police said M. Raja of Kallikuppam was knocked down by the lorry on Sengeni Amman Koil Street, a few streets away from his home on Kumaran Street in the area. The driver abandoned the vehicle and fled.

House burgled

Cash and jewels were stolen from a farmer's house at Kannadapalayam, near Avadi, on Tuesday. The police said Durai and his wife went to their farm in the morning. When they returned home in the evening, they noticed 30 sovereigns of jewellery and Rs. 30,000 in cash stolen.