IPS trainee R V Varun Kumar, booked by the police on charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust, appeared before the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Thursday.
Police said Varun Kumar appeared before Assistant Commissioner Vasundara Devi, the Investigation Officer for the case, following a High Court order directing him to face the CCB for 10 days. Priyadarshini, an IAS aspirant, had filed a petition seeking direction to the police to register a criminal case against Varun Kumar. He had promised marriage to Priyadarshini soon after the UPSC exams, for which they prepared together. His attitude changed after he was selected as IPS trainee officer and he allegedly sought dowry and put several conditions for the marriage.
`10.5 L, 20 Sovereigns Missing From House
A resident of Korattur on Wednesday approached the police with a complaint that `10.5 lakh in cash and 20 sovereign of jewels had gone missing from his house.
Sources said Arul Kumar had locked his house and as usual, kept the key at the window so that other members of his family could have access to it. He returned within 20 minutes and found the key missing. Arul then discovered that the valuables and cash were also missing and lodged a complaint with the Korattur police.
Inspector SA Syed Jamal told Express that entry to the house was not that easy as one would have to pass through two other houses before entering Arul’s house. “It could be the handiwork of close relatives who would have known that the occupants of the house will not be there,” he said.
Woman Robs Former Employer, Held
A woman was arrested for sedating her former employer and stealing her valuables, here on Thursday. Pattammal (60) was residing at an apartment in Choolaimedu along with her daughter. Her former maid servant, Manju of Nerkundram, used to visit her often though she did not work for her.
On Thursday, Manju, who was at Pattammal’s house, offered her a soft drink. Pattammal, who took the drink unaware that it was laced with sedatives, blacked out. Suddenly, she woke up to find Manju removing the jewels from her. As Pattammal screamed for help, the maid tried to kill her. However, alert neighbours caught Manju and handed her over to the police.