CHENNAI: A television set at home fell on the head of Jalak Kumar Patwa (6), killing him. Jalak was playing with his brother Shivaji (3) at home in Samiyar Thottam, Vyasarpadi on Saturday when the accident happened.
Police said Jalak’s father Praveen Kumar Patwa was away at a garment store where he worked. Only the mother, Manisha, was at home. Around 5 pm, Jalak and Shivaji were playing near the television stand. “They seemed to have been holding the legs of the stand. When they shook it, the 45” TV fell on Jalak’s head. The TV missed Shivaji by a whisker,” police said.
Hearing the children’s screams, Manisha ran in and found her elder son lying unconscious. With the help of neighbours, she took him to Government Stanley Hospital but the boy died around 8 pm, police said. Vyasarpadi police registered a case and were probing.
Kin Seek Probe
The family of a cab driver, S Satish Kumar (30), approached the Pattabiram police on Friday for a probe into his death. Satish Kumar, of Anna Nagar 2nd Street, Pattabiram, allegedly hanged himself at his residence on Thursday, police said.
Earlier that day, his wedding anniversary, Satish had gone to Padi with wife, Anandi for his estranged father’s blessing. “His step-mother is said to have treated him harshly and used rude words against him, which is said to have hurt him,” according to the victim’s relative.
On returning home, Satish asked his wife to go to her parents in Choolaimedu, telling her he would join her later in the evening. But Anandi got a call from police, who said her her husband had committed suicide. “The wife was not present when he allegedly committed suicide. We suspect foulplay,” said a relative. The body was taken to Kilpauk GH for autopsy. “We approached Pattabiram police seeking action, but no action has been taken so far,” the family said. Further probe is on.
Police have launched a hunt for the neighbour of a woman who died of burns at the Kilpauk GH on Saturday.