VELLORE:Six of a family from Chennai and a driver were grievously injured when the van they were travelling in turned turtle at Sathuvachari in Vellore, in the wee hours of Saturday.
According to the police, the six-member family from Chennai, along with the driver, was headed towards Bengaluru to attend a housewarming function. While they were near Perumugai at Sathuvachari, a tyre of the van got punctured. The driver lost control over the vehicle and skidded across the road before turning turtle.
On information, the police rushed to the spot and pulled out the victims from the mangled car. The injured were later rushed to the Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital, . The van driver, G Prabhu (30), sustained injuries to the head and was admitted to the Vellore government hospital. The rest of the family members were treated as outpatients. The Sathuvachari police registered a case and were investigating the cause.
Around 50 sovereigns of gold were allegedly stolen from a house in Kumarankovil Nagar in Tiruvannamalai town on Saturday.
The police said, Ravichandran, a businessman, was not at home in the afternoon, when the perpetrators gained entry into his house and committed the crime.
Police officials were inquiring further into the case and forensic experts have been called to the spot.
Ganja Peddlers Held
As part of continuing crackdown against anti-social elements peddling contaband, police arrested two brothers red-handed, for selling ganja near the Marriyamman temple in Kosapettai on Friday evening, seizing around 1.1 kg of ganja from the duo.
The duo were identified as Kallai alias Alexander (26) and Octovian (35), both residents of Kosapettai in city.
A case was registered in Vellore south police station and an inquiry is on. The police have been cracking down on ganja peddlers and bootleggers in the district for the past few months. Several anti-social elements have been arrested by the police and some have been detained under the Goondas Act as well.