In a sensational turn of events, police have arrested Sathyabama University vice-chancellor and Jeppiaar Institute of Technology chairman Jeppiaar, three days after 10 workers died when a wall in a stadium under construction at the institute collapsed at Kunnam village near Sunkuvarchathiram. The police took Jeppiaar into custody from a hospital where he was admitted for treatment. Police charged him with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Investigators stated that construction engineers used building material of inferior quality for the stadium. Jeppiaar owns several educational institutions in the state. Construction for the stadium had begun in May this year.
‘Honesty shop’ for honesty class
ASCHOOL in Madurai has set up an “honesty shop”, in a bid to train its students in the virtue of honesty. The students are left on their own to pick up things and drop the money in cash boxes. The school, run by missionaries, has a strength of 2,000 students.