Man jumps to death after quarrel with girlfriend.
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A 27-year-old engineer jumped to his death from the third floor of the Vijaya Forum shopping mall in Vadapalani in Chennai last week. Reports said that Yuvaraj and his girlfriend, a software engineer, were shopping for the October 18 Diwali festival. The couple had earlier dined at the food court. Afterwards they got into an argument and Yuvaraj was seen running towards the railing and jumping to the ground about 40ft below. He was declared dead at hospital. Police have registered a case and are interrogating the girlfriend. In another case, police are searching for an income tax officer who went missing after a quarrel with his wife at Coimbatore. Sivakumar, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was living with his wife Sridevi and two children at a flat in Gowthamapuri. They had a quarrel which was stopped after the intervention of neighbours. The next morning Sivakumar left home without warning. Owner dies in chemical unit fire The owner of a paint solvent manufacturing unit died in a fire at his factory in Maraimalai Nagar in suburban Chennai last week. Venkatesan and his assistant Saravanan were mixing the paint solvent with another chemical and pouring it into a machine when an electric spark started the fire. Both ran for safety but Venkatesan was trapped in the blaze, while Saravanan managed to go outside and get help. Three fire trucks took several hours to put out the blaze in the 300sq ft room that had an asbestos roof. Adjacent houses were not affected. In another incident, two men were electrocuted when they came into contact with live cable wires at Ambattur in Chennai. Sivakumar, 36, died while he was repairing an electrical default line and Sulaiman, 18, died while hanging clothes on a line near a cable wire. Art works made of scrap metal Art installations crafted out of scrap metal are being exhibited at the Roache Park in coastal Tuticorin district. The Raoche Park is a private-public enterprise, where artisans from Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Baroda, Vijayawada and Chennai, source scrap like wheel chains, engine spares, rods, wheels, shock absorbers, fuel tanks, clutch plates and spring materials from industries. Tuticorin is the third district after Madurai and Tirunelveli to have such a park. In another artistic effort, 52 students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Coimbatore have embroidered an India map of 29ft by 29ft. The intricate work has Warli tribal art, mural paintings, Tanjore paintings and Chikankari embroidery. Actor under fire for remarks Tamil actor Kamal Haasan was under fire last week for his comments on a herbal syrup Neelavembu being given to dengue patients. The syrup is prepared by Siddha doctors and distributed in all medical facilities in the state. Haasan's comment on Twitter and other social media sparked outrage from politicians and public. The actor later issued a clarification. "There is no justification at all in some people spreading falsehood that I am against Neelavembu. I had only criticised the distribution of the medicine without doctors' advice or in excess." After this, a police complaint against the actor was also withdrawn.
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