THANJAVUR: The Taluk police here on Tuesday arrested a robber who was hiding near a lake, using a drone-mounted camera.
According to sources, Ramadass, a retired PWD official, his wife Rasathi and son Vinayagam were sleeping in their house on Monday night. During the early hours of Tuesday a three member gang tried to enter the house by breaking a door. Startled, Ramadass came out and was assaulted by the gang with logs.
When Rasathi came out, the miscreants snatched away the seven sovereign chain from her and escaped. The Taluk police launched a search operation throughout the day and apprehended M Prakash.
The police continued their search using a drone and found K Ariazhagan (42) of Avarampatti who was clutching on to a palm tree on the banks of the lake.