Man murders wife in Tuticorin

Tuticorin: Kalaichandra (40) was allegedly murdered by her husband K. Dinkaran (43) at his house in Thalamuthunagar here on Sunday evening. According to police, he murdered his wife after suspecting her fidelity. He was arrested by the Thalamuthunagar police. Further investigations are under way.

Two children died by drown in Pond

Krishnagiri: Two children aged about nine drowned in a pond in Sunnalapatti village near Uthangari in Krishnagiri district on Friday evening. According to police, M. Dhanush and M. Tamil, studying in standard IV in a Panchayat Union Primary School in the village had gone to the pond near the temple for playing, after school hours. Both of them went deep into the pond and drowned. The two died even before the villagers could rescue them.

Gang murders financier on Dindigul

Dindigul : A six-member gang murdered Raja (46), a financier, in broad daylight on Siluvathur Road in Balakrishnapuram on Saturday. The gang came in three motorcycles, intercepted the car of the deceased and hacked him with lethal weapons in the presence of his son R. Loganathan (15). The victim was driving the car towards Dindigul. Police said there must be a financial dispute and Raja might have been asked to come to a spot to settle a loan.

Money lender killed

Namakkal: C. Eswaran (70) a money lender who also attracted deposits through chit funds was found murdered in his house, at Poongulampatti, in Vazhavanthinadu Panchayat, atop Kolli Hills on Friday. Vazhavanthinadu police who registered a case and are investigating said that the old man suffered  injuries on his head, chest and jaw. They added that the motive behind the murder is under investigation. The police registered a case based on a complaint lodged by J.

Four arrested with Tranquilizer

Nagercoil: Four persons were arrested on the charge of selling sedatives near Maravankudiyiruppu on Thursday. The personnel of Nesamony police station questioned a group standing with a parcel near Maravankudiyiruppu. They checked the parcel and found sedatives, syringes and needles so that they were arrested. During an interrogation, they confessed that they were selling sedatives and syringes to customers.

Man murdered by unidentified killer

Madurai: A 45-year-old man, identified as Chinniah, son of Palaniandi of Nelpettai here, was murdered by an unidentified killer on Friday. The police said that Chinniah, who was running a pawn business for the last 20 years, was in the shop when the crime occurred. At around 8 p.m., there was a loud noise following which those in the neighbourhood rushed to the shop and saw Chinniah lying in a pool of blood.

Father and son killed

Thoothukudi: A man and his son were murdered at Peikulam under the Sathankulam police station limits on Monday. According to the police, N. Pon Esakki (43) and his father S. Nangamuthu (66) of Vadakoor near Malavarayanatham were drinking tea at a shop when two brothers-in-law of Esakki came in a motorcycle and hacked them to death. The police said that Pon Esakki had suspected the fidelity of his wife Nambikannu (35) and murdered her on December 16, 2013.

Man found dead

Namakkal: Balakrishnan (47), a motor mechanic of R.Puliyampatti in Kalyani village, was found dead in front of his house during the wee hours of Monday.

Realtor found dead

Coimbatore:Abdul Nazar (29), a realtor residing at Ganga Naidu Street in Sai Baba Colony, was found dead on Friday morning. Police said that Nazar hanged himself from the ceiling fan in the house. His father Ameer Haja had served as Deputy Director of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve . Sai Baba Colony police are investigating.

3 houses gutted, 5 injured

Cuddalore: Three houses were gutted and five persons injured in a fire that broke out at Kannadi village near Kurinjipadi on Monday night. Police sources said that the fire that started at the house of Kangachalam (48), a daily wage worker, soon spread to the two nearby tenements belonging to Veeramani and  Kannan.