Three killed in accidents

S. Sanjay (21) of Madukkarai was killed in an accident involving his two-wheeler and a lorry in Sugunapuram Milekal on Thursday. Traffic Investigation Wing West police said the lorry driver drove the vehicle in a rash and negligent manner and knocked down the two-wheeler. Sanjay sustained injuries, was taken to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Pillion rider S. Sabitha (19) sustained minor injuries.

In another incident, R. Inbakumar (22) of Karamadai was killed on Kariyampalayam-Karamadai Road on Thursday, in an accident involving his motorcycle and a car. A case was registered against the car driver.

In the third incident , M. Shakul Hameed (45) of Zamin Uthukuli was killed in an accident involving his two-wheeler and a bullock cart on Wednesday. Police have registered a case against bullock cart rider C. Palanisamy (67) for rash and negligent riding.


Kattoor police arrested A. Siva (34) on the charge of snatching a gold chain from a woman on Thursday. Police said when he attempted to flee after snatching the seven-sovereign chain from D. Prema at Venkateswara Oil Mill Bus Stop around 6 p.m., passers-by caught and handed him over to them.

Man arrested

Thondamuthur police have arrested Saravanan (28) on the charge of attempting to murder his wife Suganthi (23). Police said he slashed her throat at their house in Nethaji Nagar, near Kembanur, on Friday following an argument. On hearing Suganthi’s cries for help, neighbours took her to the Government Hospital. She was taken from there to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, where she was under intensive care treatment.

Police to take custody of two

Coimbatore Rural Police have planned to take custody of two persons who surrendered in a Chennai court in connection with the heist in K.G. Chavadi where jewellery worth nearly ₹ 1 crore was stolen. Tamil Selvan and Jayaprakash of Vellore surrendered before a Metropolitan Magistrate Court in George Town. The magistrate remanded them in custody. They would be produced before the court on January 18, when police planned to file a petition seeking their custody. Police said they had formed seven special teams to nab more than 10 persons who, they believed, executed the heist.


Peelamedu police have registered a case against Chennai-resident Balaji Somasundaram on the charge of possessing a satellite phone without permission. According to sources, police took him for questioning after Customs officials at the Coimbatore airport detained him on Thursday when he was about to board an aircraft from Coimbatore to Chennai. Police said he was handed over to them by Customs officials along with the satellite phone. It was found during interrogation that he had brought it from New Zealand, where he was a faculty. On Friday, after informing the Judicial Magistrate VI court, police registered a case against him under the provisions of the Indian Wireless Act and Wireless Telegraph Act and released him on station bail.

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