COIMBATORE:Police have detained three persons in connection with a robbery at a house in Jagadish Nagar, Seeranaickenpalayam on June 15.
The house of a travel agency owner, Rajendran, was broken into by a masked gang of five. One of the men was also armed with a machete. Rajendran's wife, R Umadevi (55), was staying with her son and his wife, a two-year-old grandson, and a maid, when the incident occurred.
The gang escaped with 25 sovereigns in gold, some diamond jewellery and `1 lakh.
Police told Express that two of them were nabbed from the city and taken to Thoothukudi to nab the third accused. The trio would be formally arrested after they would be brought to Coimbatore on Wednesday.
4 Held for Assault
Pollachi East Police have registered a case against the staff of a private bus company, for assaulting three college students, who had picked a quarrel with one of the drivers as he had driven the bus recklessly.
The victim, B Syed Jaffer (19) from Suleswaranpatty, Pollachi, got into a verbal duel with the driver K Balasubramaniam (29) on July 3. The driver had driven the bus recklessly, which was objected by the youth.
On Monday evening, when Jaffer was travelling towards Pollachi bus stand and alighted from the vehicle, Balasubramaniam, along with three others, picked an argument with Jaffer. Two of Jaffer’s college friends, P Aravinthan, and P Mohanlal, came in support of him, when the four men assaulted them.