Crime file: Pregnant woman kills self; Aunt strangles boy to death, and more


Pregnant woman kills self
Chennai: An eight-month pregnant woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Alapakkam on Monday. The police identified the victim as Sathyabama, 30, a resident of Ashtala­kshmi nagar in Alapa­k­k­am, off Madurav­oyal. Her husband, Paavendhan, wo­rks, as a salesman in a private firm in Saligram­am.
The couple had been married for less than a year, the police said. Investigations by the police revealed that the couple used to have frequent arguments and on Monday morning, after one such argument, the husband had left for work.
Police quoted the woman’s husband as saying that he found his wife hanging from a ceiling fan in one of the rooms when he returned from work around 9 pm on Monday night.
Later, with the help of neighbours, the woman’s body was retrieved and brought to a private hospital nearby, where she was declared dead. The Maduravoyal police registered a case and are investigating the husband for alleged dowry harassment.
Also, a regional divisional officer (RDO) enquiry has been ordered into the suicide of the pregnant woman, the police said.
Next: Aunt strangles boy to death

Aunt strangles boy to death
Kottayam: Preliminary investigations into the murder of  Rahul, 10, at Neendur near Ettumanur early on Tuesday have revealed that  he was strangled by his father’s sister because of  the strained relationship of the boy’s parents, police said.
Police has arrested Vijayamma, 53, a nurse and the younger sister of Shaju, 56, the child’s father, in connection with the murder. She murdered him to facilitate a  legal divorce for Shaju, who is in Dubai, police said.
T.R Jiju, SI of Gandhinagar police station, told Deccan Chronicle that  Vijayamma confessed that she had received legal advice that a divorce for her brother was difficult as long as their  child lived.  Vijayamma’s  husband  is a graphic designer in Mumbai. They have three children.
Earlier,  she worked as a nurse in a hospital in Dubai. On Monday, she came from Mumbai  to the house where the child and his grandparents were staying. She reportedly slept in the same room of the child.
The boy went out at 1 a.m. to answer nature’s call and came back and slept again. The murder happened around 2. 45 a.m.  Police said Vijayamma smothered the child with  the string of her churidhar. The ligature mark was seen  in his neck.
Police ruled out any conspiracy angle involving  more than one person in the murder.
“The exact reason for the death will be known from the post-mortem report,  the SI said.  Vijayamma had  confessed that she was ready to go to jail.  The body of Rahul, a sixth standard student,   was handed over to the relatives after post-mortem.
Next: Woman killed in slab collapse

Woman killed in slab collapse
Chennai: A 68-year-old woman died and her son was injured after a slab in an abandoned building, collapsed on Tuesday morning. The victim was identified as Andal, a flower vendor.
The victim’s son, Hari Kumar, 40, a daily wage worker, escaped with minor injuries, said the police. They said the victim and seven others were sleeping on the ground floor of the building at Medav­a­k­k­am, when the mishap occurred.
Next: Rs 20 lakh heist: Thieves dig hole to loot jewellery shop

Rs 20 lakh heist: Thieves dig hole to loot jewellery shop
Bengaluru: Unidentified miscreants broke into a jewellery shop by digging a small hole in the back wall and looted cash, silver, and gold ornaments worth nearly Rs 20 lakh in Malleswaram police limits on Monday night.
Sampige Jewellers is located on 10th Cross, Sampige main road, Malleswaram. The owner, D.P. Suresh, had reportedly declared a holiday on Monday and the shop had remained shut after closing time on Sunday at 9.30 pm.
When Suresh and his employees opened the main door at 10 am on Tuesday morning, they found most of the gold and silver ornaments and valuables displayed in glass cases missing. A hole in the back wall of the shop was found, through which it is suspected the miscreants gained entry into the shop.
Police said the hole is small enough for only one person to enter the shop at a time. Officials suspect the theft could have occurred anytime between late night on Monday or the wee hours of Tuesday.
“At least three miscreants must have been part of the theft. The front of the shop is located in 10th cross while the back is a part of 9th cross. There is a small gully next to the shop with no houses in it; which the miscreants have used to their advantage,” said a senior police official.
No CCTV cameras were installed inside or outside the shop.
Next: Man detained with Rs 59 lakh in bag

Man detained with Rs 59 lakh in bag
Coimbatore: The police secured a 52-year-old man from Malappuram district in Kerala on Tuesday morning for carrying Rs 59 lakh in cash without any proper documents.
The man had just alighted from a bus that arrived here from Chennai and was moving around in a suspicious manner when the police took him for questioning. “When we grilled him, the man, who identified himself as Abu Bakkar (52) from Manjeri in Malappuram district, said the baggage he carried contained chocolates. However, we found that along with biscuits and chocolates, there were several thousand rupee note bundles in the bag,” a police official said.
Abu was immediately taken to the Race Course police station where he told the police that he was just a collection agent for a gold merchant based in Kerala and that he had collected the money from various buyers in Chennai only to hand it over to his boss for a commission.
The police later contacted gold merchant Mohammed Pularai from Kerala over phone to verify the details about the money that Abu carried with him. “Mohammed has told us that Abu had received the sum from Kathir, based in Chennai.
We have asked the merchant to come to the police station with proper documents for the cash that Abu carried,” assistant commissioner of police Mutharasu said. He added that they would take a decision on Abu after meeting his boss in person.
Next: 5 held for killing rowdy

5 held for killing rowdy
Hyderabad: A day after a rowdy-sheeter was killed in full public view near Mir Alam Tank, the South Zone police nabbed the five attackers on Tuesday.
Police tracked down the accused after an intense vehicle checking drive. The victim, Mohd. Ahmed alias Ahmed Gowli, 23, died after the assailants slit his throat while he was eating biryani at a hotel on Monday night.
Cops said the five people had planned to murder Ahmed to avenge a  murder he had committed in Bahadurpura nine months ago. Charminar ACP S. Ram Mohan said Ahmed had allegedly killed one Samad in order continue an illicit relationship with his wife.
“Ahmed continued the relationship with Samad’s wife Asiya Begum after the murder. Asiya’s brother Mohd. Babu Khan, 30, and her son Abdul Arshad, 22, were among those who killed Ahmed,” he said. The other accused  are Mohd Imran, 25, Shaik Abdul Kareem, 29 and Mohd Arshed Ayyub, 23.
Next: Two held for chain snatching

Two held for chain snatching
Hyderabad: Two chain-snatchers, said to be involved in about 28 cases under the limits of various police stations, were arrested by the Saidabad police on Tuesday.
The special team which apprehended the two — part of a three-member gang — also seized 1.8 kg gold ornaments worth over Rs 35 lakh and three bikes from their possession. The two arrested are Syed Asgar Ali (23) and Shaik Majid (24), both residents of Chunneki-Batti, Kalapather.
According to DCP, East Zone, Shahnawaz Qasim, Saidabad police station nabbed the two while on a routine vehicle check in Saraswathinagar.

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