Trying to escape cops, thief falls from terrace

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 06, 2017 03:28 PM IST

Chennai: A 23-year-old petty criminal was injured while trying to escape from police at Aminjikarai last night.

The accused Vignesh, a resident of Arumbakkam, had four cases against him. "He used to threaten people and loot money from them," said an investigation officer.

Last night, Aminjikari police received a complaint that Vignesh was threatening a person with knife in Shenoy Nagar. Immediately policemen rushed to the spot and tried to nab him, but Vignesh started running and slipped off from the terrace of a marriage hall.

He injured his leg and was admitted to the Royapettah Government Hospital. Further investigations are on.