40 svgn gold looted from ex-panchayat prez’s house
Unidentified intruders decamped with 40 sovereigns ornaments, 2 kg silver and Rs 50,000 from the house of a former panchayat president near Tiruporur in Chengalpattu district on Friday. Rajamanikkam of Kayar village was a former panchayat president of the village.
His son Suresh works in the MTC bus depot. On Thursday, the family arranged a function at home for which close relatives and friends were invited. After the function, nearly 20 of them stayed at their house.
When the family members woke up early next morning, they were shocked to find that gold ornaments, silver items and the cash that were kept in the locker were missing.
The Kayar police who arrived at the spot found that the intruders had thrown the jewel boxes in the well and had taken only the ornaments with them. The police have registered a case and are trying to identify the intruders who managed to loot the valuables despite 20 persons being inside the house.