Change in train

services tomorrow

Southern Railway has made the following changes in train services on August 1 in connection with engineering work between Kadambur – Vanchi Maniyachchi stations:

16191/16192 Tambaram-Tirunelveli-Tambaram Antyodaya Express trains will be partially cancelled between Madurai and Tirunelveli.

Train No.22628 Thiruvananthapuram-Tiruchi Intercity Express will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 12.50 p.m. (late by 60 minutes).

56769/56770 Palakkad Junction-Tiruchendur-Palakkad Junction passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Madurai and Tirunelveli. Consequently, Train No.56770 will leave Madurai at 6.30 p.m. (late by 145 minutes).

Man found dead

A 58-year-old man, C. Ravichandran, was found murdered with his face crushed with a boulder near Pandi Muneeswarar Temple on Monday evening. Police said the deceased was working as a cook. He was found dead at Kanmaipatti. Anna Nagar police have registered a case and are investigating.

Jewels, cash stolen from two houses

Gold jewels weighing 10 sovereigns and over Rs. 20,000 in cash were stolen from two houses in the city on Saturday. Police said that five sovereigns of jewels and Rs. 20,000 were stolen from the house of S. Jeyaprakash, 37, at Kiruba Nagar Street in Naganakulam. Tallakulam police are investigating.

In the other incident reported under K. Pudur police station limits, five sovereigns of jewels was stolen from the house of retired forest officer S. Rajendran, 60, when the family members were away.

In yet another incident, S. Shanti, 50, of Mela Ponnagaram lost a chain weighing over six sovereigns to a chain snatcher on Sunday. Karimedu police are investigating.

Dowry: family of

three booked

An Associate Professor with a private medical college, Poornapriya, 32, has lodged a complaint against a family for stopping a marriage for not giving additional dowry.

Police said that the doctor, a divorcee, had come across the family of B. Rajiv Khanna, 32, and his parents through a matrimonial portal. The bride’s family had accepted to offer a dowry of a car, 100 sovereigns of gold jewels and household articles and the marriage was scheduled for July 1. However, the family demanded Rs. 25 lakh in cash for the marriage. When the bride’s family refused, they stopped the marriage. The All Women Police, Tallakulam, have booked the trio in this connection.

Madurai police sweep prizes in Chennai meet

Sub-Inspector of Police Saravanakumar, attached to Madurai City Police, has bagged first prize in Fingerprint Developing and second prize in Lifting, Packing and Forwarding competition in the 62nd Tamil Nadu Police Duty Meet held in Chennai last week.

Another Sub-Inspector Soundirapandi of Madurai Range has won two prizes – second prize in Forensic Science competition and third prize in Lifting, Packing and Forwarding competition.

An Armed Reserve Constable from Madurai city police, Surya Prabhu, secured third spot in police photography competition.

A sniffer from Madurai district dog squad, Porkai, has won second prize in the competition. Commissioner of Police S. Davidson Devasirvatham and Superintendent of Police N. Manivannan congratulated the winners.

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