A sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) inquest has been ordered into the death of an 18-year-old girl, who had allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at her husband’s house in Ambur, on Wednesday. Revenue Divisional Officer of Vellore would conduct the inquest as the girl had died within six months of marriage.
Police said, Jayanthi of Vinnamangalam and Prabakaran of Panneerselvam Nagar, in Ambur Town, were working in a shoe factory near Ambur. They fell in love, eloped and got married six months ago. Though Prabakaran’s family was against their relationship, they, however, accepted the couple. After marriage, Jayanthi was not interested in continuing to work, but her husband insisted that she worked.
On Tuesday evening, Jayanthi consumed pesticide when she was alone at home. Her in-laws found her in an unconscious state and frothing at the mouth. They rushed her to the GH at Ambur. After first aid, she was referred to the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital for treatment. However, Jayanthi died around 3 am on Wednesday without responding to treatment. Following a complaint from Jayanthi’s brother Vinoth Kumar, the Ambur Town police registered a case under Section 174 (3) of CrPC. The Investigation Officer and Deputy Superintendent of Police of Ambur E Vijay Kumar referred the case to the Vellore RDO, for SDM inquest.
Ward Boy of T’Malai GH Held for Theft
The Tiruvannamalai Town Police on Tuesday arrested a temporary worker, who was working as ward boy, at the Government Tiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital, for allegedly robbing three sovereigns of gold jewels from a woman head constable, who was undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Police said, Sivakumar (32), a resident of Periya Eri village, was arrested for stealing the jewels from the woman head constable, Kalaiselvi, who was admitted in the intensive care unit. Kalaiselvi was in a coma and on Monday evening, her relatives noticed that the gold chain that she was wearing was missing.
They suspected Sivakumar and lodged a complaint against him. Based on the complaint, the police arrested him and were investigating.