Jayanthi Pawar

Breaking bad: Torture and violence in police custody is real

Rights activists worry that instances of police breaking the arms or legs of suspects during interrogation is on the rise. While former cops say the practice, termed maavu kattu vaithiyam or ‘plaster

18 Aug 2019

Woman kills self after rigorous police interrogation

The case dates back to July 8, 2018, when around `1.5 lakh cash and unquantified amount of gold jewellery went missing from Chidambaram’s house at Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam.

30 Jul 2019

MTC bus rams wall at Vadapalani terminus, two staffers waiting in hall killed

Bala Murugan was trying to park the bus in the demarcated space around 12.40 am when the vehicle went out of control, sped over the kerb and rammed the wall of the hall where the staff were sitting.

29 Jul 2019

Cops tell home owner to bring robber by bike?

The suspect was tied to a pole and thrashed allegedly because cops didn’t come on time

26 Jul 2019

‘Not my fault I am gay’: Youth commits suicide in Chennai alleging homophobia

A case of unnatural death has been registered. Police say Avi called his friend in Mumbai on July 2 night and had said that he wanted to end his life.

09 Jul 2019

Activist faces threat for complaining of illegal sale at Tasmac units in Chennai

Three months after a social activist lodged a complaint with the police control room against illegal sale of liquor in Tasmac bar outlets in Puzhal, he received threat calls on Sunday.

09 Jul 2019

Patients’ trauma: Medical fraternity yet to wake up to sexual harassment?

While the #MeToo movement in India appears to have subsided at the moment, recent revelations of two women patients have raised uncomfortable questions.

07 Jul 2019

Refrigerator gas leak kills three of sleeping Chennai family 

TV channel reporter, his wife and mother die of suffocation; front door has struggle marks.

28 Jun 2019

Water tanker ploughs into bus stop in Chennai, one killed

A woman was killed and three others including her husband were injured when a water tanker allegedly ran amok and rammed the Nerkundram bus stop in the early hours on Monday. 

18 Jun 2019

Chennai cops shoot 19-year-old dead for allegedly attacking two sub-inspectors

A 19-year-old teenager was shot dead by Chennai police after he allegedly attacked two sub-inspectors on Saturday morning.

16 Jun 2019

Chennai: Woman sexually assaulted during surgery

... by lab technician who administrated anaesthesia; accused confesses to crime during interrogation, arrested

14 Jun 2019

Suicide attempts haunt Chennai lodges

8 inmates attempted suicide inside lodges over the past 2 days and three of them died

12 Jun 2019

Use dating apps, but don’t lower your guard, experts warn women

 When 23-year-old Nivetha* decided to sign up for a dating app, little did she know that she would stumble upon men wanting to sexually assault her. 

09 Jun 2019

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