Techie jumps to death from railway overbridge

Published: 29th July 2013 09:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2013 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

A 33-year-old software engineer jumped to his death from the foot overbridge at Tambaram Railway Station on Sunday.

Sudhir Kumar Jana, a native of West Bengal, was working in Infosys Technologies Limited, sources said. A resident of Gandhi Nagar in East Tambaram, Jana had been living alone and was reportedly suffering from stress and depression.

On Sunday, Jana climbed the foot overbridge of Tambaram Railway Station. Around 7 am, he jumped from there and fell close to the main line on platform-6. He suffered grievous injuries and died on the spot.

Body in water tank

The body of a 40-year-old woman, who went missing last Thursday, was found in the water tank at her residence in Neelangarai osn Sunday.

Police said the victim M Shaila and her husband Mani lived an independent house in Cholamandala Devi Nagar. Mani left for Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. The next morning, Shaila was reported missing. But as there was still no sign of her, her family lodged a complaint with  police.

A foul smell emanated from inside the building on Sunday morning. The family found Shaila’s body floating inside the sump. 

1 held for murder

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder of a security guard of a private firm at Puzhal lake on July 26.

The body of Velayutham was found on the bank of the lake. Around 5 pm, the guard went to the lake to play cards with friends. Two hours later, police got information about a man’s body, with the face smashed. Suspecting that the victim was killed after an argument in the game, the team detained five persons.

Investigation showed that one of the card players G Sivakumar (30) alias Siva, a resident of Ambattur, had failed to pay Rs 100 to the guard for the card game. In the ensuing brawl, Siva had picked up a brick and smashed it on the guard’s head, resulting in his death, and escaped.

Sivakumar was arrested on Sunday morning.  


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