Heavy rainfall forces schools, colleges in Chennai,Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts to remain closed on Monday



Heavy rainfall forces schools, colleges in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts to remain closed on Monday

CHENNAI: Educational institutions in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts will remain closed on Monday due to heavy rain.


 Collectors of these districts declared the holiday as heavy rain lashed the area starting Sunday morning.

 The met department has forecast that rain will intensify on Monday and continue for two more days.

 Most of the educational institutions in these districts had already declared a holiday on Monday in view of Diwali that falls on Tuesday. Some educational institutions will reopen only on Thursday.

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Two killed as roof of restaurant collapses near Chennai

CHENNAI: Two people died and two others suffered injuries when the roof of a restaurant at Ekattur on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) in Chennai collapsed on Sunday evening. 

 Police said the restaurant building's roof collapsed after an under construction wall on the second floor of an adjacent building fell on it due to heavy rain. 

 The deceased were identified as Vignesh, 24, and Jawahar Perumal, 28, who were working at the restaurant. The injured -- Kanakaraj and Ravikumar -- were also employees at the restaurant, police said. 

 Passersby rescued Kanakaraj and Ravikumar from the debris and sent to hospital. 

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Headmaster slits throat after being charged of sexual abuse

SALEM: A 57-year-old government school headmaster was arrested on charges of sexually abusing school girls in Salem district on Friday. The school education department has placed the headmaster under suspension. 

 The headmaster was identified as N Subramanian, 57, of Omalur. He was the headmaster of a panchayat union elementary school in M Chettipatty in Omalur taluk. It is learnt that, he sexually harassed Class 4 and 5 girls by showing them obscene videos and pictures on Thursday. The students informed their parents about the incident. 

 On Friday morning, more than 100 villagers including parents gathered before the school and protested against Subramanian. "We want the headmaster to be dismissed from the service as he misbehaved with the students," said S Mariappan, a parent. He also said that the headmaster repeated involved such cheap practices for many times. "Yesterday's (Thursday) issue was not the first time he showed obscene photos to students in school," he said. 

 Meanwhile, Subramanian locked himself inside a room and attempted to commit suicide by slitting his throat. "He has done this out of fear over the police and education department official action. He sustained has minor injuries and is out of danger," said Tholasampatty police, who registered and initiated the case. Police had rushed Subramanian to a government hospital in Omalur for treatment. 

 Salem district SP G Subulakshmi and district elementary educational officer (DEEO) Thangaraj arrived at the school to pacify the protesters. They assured them that they will take stern action against Subramanian, if he's found guilty. 

 The DEEO conducted inquired with the students and prepared a report. Based on the report Subramanian was placed under suspension. The protesters ended their five-hour long protest once they heard about the suspension. 

 The SP ordered Tholasampatty police to transfer the case to Omalur all-women police station, who registered a case against Subramanian. "We have registered the case under Section 9 and 10 (aggravated sexual assault) of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and arrested him," the police added. Later the police lodged him at Salem central prison after produced him before the judicial magistrate. 



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Heavy rainfall forces schools, colleges in Chennai,Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts to remain closed on Monday Heavy rainfall forces schools, colleges in Chennai,Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Cuddalore districts to remain closed on Monday Reviewed by Ajit Kumar on 8:55 AM Rating: 5

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