Security breach at Karunanidhi’s residence, man held with ‘gun’

Security breach at Karunanidhi’s residence, man held with ‘gun’

The city police arrested a person who trespassed into former Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s residence in Mylapore and threatened his wife Rajathiammal with a toy gun.

The man walked up the first floor of the CIT colony residence of Rajathi Ammal, living with her daughter and DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, pointed the toy gun and demanded money and jewellery, DMK party sources said.

Rajathi was at that time talking with a woman relative. The 73-year-old asked the man to wait as she would bring money. She rushed downstairs and called the police.

Police investigation revealed that the suspect, Rajendra Prasad (30), had entered the house located in the posh residential area of CIT Colony unaware of the fact that it was Karunanidhi’s residence.

Rajathiammal rushed down and alerted the security staff who were on duty. They went up and overpowered the suspect.

Her daughter Kanimozhi, who was attending a party meeting, rushed home after hearing about the incident.

A senior police official said a probe was on and added that additional guards had been posted at Kanimozhi’s residence.