Schoolgirl lodges police complaint against father

He took money from her piggy bank and spent it on alcohol On Tuesday at around 11.00 a.m., the Panruti police station in Cuddalore district had an unexpected visitor. A 14-year-old girl walked in to lodge a complaint against her father for breaking open her piggy bank and spending it on alcohol. The girl, a […]


Father, son arrested for murder

A 40-year-old man was murdered allegedly by two persons at Avarampatti village in Vaiyampatti police station limits in the district on Sunday. Vaiyampatti police arrested S. Arokiasamy, 58, and his son, Ravi Charles, on the charge of killing Jayapal. The accused and the victim were from Avarampatti village. Police sources said Arokiasamy reportedly placed wooden […]


Shehala’s father blames it on school, hospital

‘They never mentioned snakebite’ Abdul Azeez, father of Shehala Sherin who died following a snakebite in her classroom, said he lost his child because of the negligence of the Government Sarvajana Higher Seconday School authorities and the doctors at the taluk hospital at Sulthan Bathery. Speaking to mediapersons here on Thursday, Mr. Azeez said the […]


He visited ailing father in Mysuru

V.G. Siddhartha recently visited Mysuru to meet his ailing father, Gangaiah Hegde, who has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Nazarbad here. Siddhartha, whose body was found on the banks of the Nethravati in Mangaluru on Wednesday, visited the hospital to enquire about his father’s health. Hospital sources said Mr. Gangaiah Hegde, a […]


Fearing attack, father sat with body for 6 hrs in Gurugram

As doctors conducted a post-mortem examination of the 15-year-old mentally challenged boy’s body in search of clues on what may have killed him, his father sat listless outside the gate of the MG Road mortuary. Beside him, his wife sobbed inconsolably ruing their poverty and the “bad neighbourhood”, which cost them their boy’s life. “I […]


A letter to Dad

A new father remembers what his own taught him about being a man Dear Dad, You may not be around to watch me step into your shoes, but I do feel you around. The memories of your pattern of honks from the corner of the street, signalling you were home; us running to open the […]