CHENNAI: A 60-year-old woman was attacked and robbed of her jewellery worth 16 sovereigns by two women who posed as tenants and entered her house in Tiruvottiyur on Tuesday evening.
Police said that the victim R Adhilakshmi was alone at her residence in Vasantham Nagar extension in Tiruvottiyur when the incident took place.
Around 3 pm, the two women knocked at the doors of Adhilakshmi’s house enquiring about a portion for rent. The unsuspecting woman allowed them inside after which one of them sprayed a liquid on Adhilakhmi’s face. She immediately fainted after which they escaped with her gold chain, ring and bangles worth 16 sovereigns, police said. Her husband, Ramesh who returned home late in the evening found her lying unconscious and moved her to a nearby hospital.
Friend Turns Fiend
An assistant director in the film industry was arrested by for assaulting his friend with a knife after a drunken brawl in Virugambakkam on Monday night. The accused, S Satish Subramaniam (35) has been working as an assistant director in Tamil films for about 15 years now and residing at a rented accomodation in Sheik Abdullah Nagar, Alwarthirunagar.
On Monday, he picked up a quarrel with his friend J Senthil Kumar, who was staying with him for two weeks. “The two of them were drinking and after an argument, Satish took a knife and shoved it on Senthil Kumar’s chest,” a police official said.