Hoax calls keep city police on their toes

The city police officials had a rather harrowing time since Tuesday night after receiving two phone calls at the police control room alerting them about a blast and murder. However, after investigation, it was revealed that both were misinformation which only led to wasting their time.
Hoax calls keep city police on their toes
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Chennai

On Wednesday morning, tension prevailed at Tirumangalam police station after police control room informed them about a call it had received, in which the caller claimed that a person has been murdered and the body was buried on the banks of Cooum near Sathya Sai Nagar.

A team of police personnel, headed by inspector Ravi, immediately rushed to the area and dug the spot where they found flowers laid as if paying final respect. However, much to their dismay, they found out that it was not a man but a dead dog that had been buried there.

When contacted, the officials said that the land was barren after the persons living in the settlements in the locality were evicted recently. Some unknown persons have laid their dead pet dog to final rest in the vacant land, said the police.

Now, the officials are trying to trace the person who made the call to the control room for interrogation, and are also investigating who buried the dog there.

Senior citizen scarespolice with a ‘bomb blast’
In another case, this time on Tuesday night, the city police control room received an alert at 10 pm on Tuesday night, with the caller at the other end claiming that he heard a bomb blast inhis locality.

As the caller hanged the phone immediately, the police traced the number and identified the person as Krishnamoorthy (60), a retired government employee residing at Aziz Mulk Street in Thousand Lights. The officials said that interrogation revealed that he was mentally unstable. He was given a warning and let off, they added.

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