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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Vadivelu comedy-style burglary hits Covai

Covai Post Network

Burglars struck the house of a trader named Ganesan at Sree Murugan Nagar II Street near Thudiayalur in Coimbatore. The culprits gained entry into the house through the bathroom ventilator and looted the cash, jewels, expensive clothes and a two-wheeler, and liberally spilled sambar powder all over the house.

Ganesan, the house owner, sells used trucks. He had gone to Kerala with his family yesterday to attend a function. The burglars, before breaking into his house, locked the front and back doors of nearby neighbours to stop them from foiling their robbery plans, like comedian Vadivelu did in one of his films. In all, the burglars stole cash worth Rs.3.1 lakhs, 10 sovereign jewels, some silk saris, and a two-wheeler.

At about 6 in the morning, the neighbours found out that their houses had been locked from the outside and the miscreants had used sarees, pants and dupattas to latch the doors in the neighbourhood such that they are unable to come out even if they hear some sound. With the help of other residents, they managed to break the locks open and were stunned to find the doors of Ganesan’s house wide open. They immediately informed the police.

The police found that, in addition to looting the valuables, the burglars had spent considerable amount of time in the kitchen looking for chili powder in order to spill it all over the house and disable the sniffer dogs. There was no chili powder in the house and the burglars instead settled for sambar powder and spilled it all over the house.

A similar burglary was reported last week at the house of one Gopalakrishnan in the same area. The burglars gained entry through the bathroom ventilator.

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