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Man arrested in cheating case

Dharmapuri: A 25-year-old Indian Army sepoy was arrested for cheating a young woman into marriage over Facebook friendship in Palacode. The accused, Muthu, originally from Thiruppathur in Vellore was employed in Hyderabad Military Academy, and was already married. He befriended a 20-year-old college student of Dharmapuri over Facebook and convinced her into eloping with him, even while his wife was alive in Hyderabad.

Mother arrested for killing infant

Dharmapuri: Over three years after a baby girl died at Medhuhalli in Dharmapuri district, the mother of the infant was arrested on Sunday on the charge of infanticide. The 35-year-old woman admitted to having poisoned the baby in February 2011. Police sources said the chemical report came in on Saturday, revealing that the baby was poisoned. Palani, wife of Veeramani, already had three girls, and the fourth one was also a girl.

Home Guards rewarded

Dharmapuri: Three personnel from Home Guards service were given cash reward by the Superintendent of Police Asra Garg here on Sunday. A statement from the SP office said that the personnel saved a family of four from Palacode taluk in Dharmapuri district from jumping into River Cauvery in Hogenakkal on Saturday. It was alleged that family problems forced the couple and two children to attempt suicide in Hogenakkal. The Home Guards, siblings M. Kriba and M.

Four held, jewellery recovered

Dharmapuri: Four persons were arrested and 50 sovereigns of jewellery recovered by the Dharmapuri police on Tuesday. According to a press release issued by Superintendent of Police Asra Garg, M. Ramalingam (37) of Uthangarai, A. Murugan (40) of Uthangarai, R. Mani (40) of Mettur in Salem, were arrested in connection with chain snatching, burglary and temple break-ins reported in Kambainallur, Dharmapuri town and Kottapatti police station limits.

Man held for sexual assault

Dharmapuri: The Tiruchengode Rural police on Monday arrested a 35-year-old man on charges of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old mentally challenged girl of the same area on Sunday. The police said that the girl was playing outside her house at Kosavampalayam when S. Ramesh took her to a nearby place and committed the crime. The girl’s mother found her crying and reported it to the police station.

Seized vehicles to be auctioned on June 13

Dharmapuri: As many as 11 two-wheelers seized by the Prohibition and Enforcement Wing (PEW) of the Dharmapuri police will be sold through auction on June 13 at the campus of the District Police Office at 9 a.m. Certificates will be issued for name transfer only for vehicles in which the engine and chassis number are not tampered with and for the rest of the vehicles only receipt will be issued, a release says. Vehicles can be inspected on the DPO premises from 7 a.m.

Vehicle check strengthened

Dharmapuri: The police have intensified vehicle checks at all the vantage points across Krishnagiri town from Saturday following chain-snatching incidents during the past two days.Sources said that a police team along with the Home Guards conducted vehicle checks at Thandekuppam - Chennai Road Junction, Periyamariamman Temple Junction, Tiruvannamalai Road Junction, Mottur Junction, near Hero Motors showroom on NH 7, Oldpet, LIC Office Junction, Thalappalli Junction, Namaspa

40 arrested for staging demonstration

Hosur: Forty activists of the CPI (M), and the CPI were arrested for staging demonstrations in protest against the violence in West Bengal during the Lok Sabha elections. The parties alleged that Trinamool Congress activists instigated the violence. The demonstrations were held in Krishnagiri, Uthangarai, and Dharmapuri towns. Twenty-seven activists, including a woman, were arrested when they held a demonstration at the Five Road Junction in Krishnagiri. G.

Youth brigade member dies chasing suspects

Dharmapuri: A member of the Tamil Nadu Special Police Youth Brigade, engaged in election work, died while chasing some suspects in Dharmapuri district on Wednesday night. Police sources said Vinoth Kumar, 25, of Krishnagiri district was enrolled in the brigade a couple of months ago and was attached to the Krishnapuram station. On a tip-off that some persons were distributing money to voters in a village, a police team rushed there.

26 accused in violence case rejoin DMK

Dharmapuri: As many as 31 persons accused and arrested in connection with November 7, 2012, Naikkankottai violence rejoined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday. Party sources here said that 26 persons who had left the DMK after the violence and joined the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) reportedly believing that the party would support them, returned to the DMK fold in the presence of the DMK MP T.M. Selvaganapathy in Dharmapuri.