Jayanthi Pawar

Concern over sharp rise in deaths of underage drivers in Chennai

Fatalities increasing despite police warning both parents and teens.

11 May 2019

Drunk driver claims two lives in Chennai

Car knocks down two people after running over the legs of another pedestrian

04 May 2019

Pushed into sex trade, raped by 10 men: How a minor was lured with job promise

According to the family and police, the girl was kept in a house in Kancheepuram and was taken to different parts of Chennai for sex work.

26 Apr 2019

For victims of sexual violence, family support makes all the difference

Then the Pollachi scandal came to light and police, fearing media attention, finally took the complaint and arrested Raj.

24 Mar 2019

The question on everyone’s mind: Where is activist Mugilan?

During the call Mugilan reportedly told Sridhar about threats he had received from police and Sterlite officials.

17 Mar 2019

Chennai: Class 7 girl forced into flesh trade by step-aunt

Police said the girl was studying in class 7 at a government middle school and informed her teachers about the entire incident a month ago, but the teachers did nothing.

13 Mar 2019

Why are the Chennai police unable to solve missing person cases?

When the family requested the officials to scan through CCTV footage to trace the man, they claimed the technical person was not available and the family was asked to wait.

12 Mar 2019

Chennai: Juvenile held for raping 65-yr-old at knife-point

Police said the victim, who makes a living by working as domestic help, was asleep when the 17-year-old boy gained entry into her hut at around 4 am and allegedly raped her.

06 Mar 2019

Wounding touch

The social worker who was with the child’s family at the time recounted the incident to draw attention to the way child survivors of sexual assault are treated at hospitals.

03 Mar 2019

Youth roaming in burqa on Chennai's roads lands in police custody

During inquiry, the youth had told police that he had a bet with a girl who challenged him to wear a burkha and walk from Royapettah to Marina.  

20 Feb 2019

Cricket match gone wrong: Chennai college student dies after being hit by ball

His friends immediately rushed him to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead. 

20 Feb 2019

Skeleton in farm: Five booked for rape, murder

Six months after Hema (name changed) was gagged, raped and murdered, her parents are burdened with grief and guilt.

16 Feb 2019

Chennai: Four days after school girl's skeletons found in sugarcane field, police arrest her uncle 

Police found the bones that were recovered to be Saritha's, 15 who went missing on September 7, 2018.

14 Feb 2019

Chennai police arrest painter for making TikTok videos outside police station

19-year-old Ranjith is seen walking inside and outside of the police station with background music from two Tamil films.

09 Feb 2019

Horse killed after drunk man riding it rams into bus in Chennai

Police said the horserider, identified as one Raji, escaped with injuries. But the horse suffered severe injuries and died on the spot. 

08 Feb 2019