Two back-to-back murders in Chennai shocking

Chennai is not a sleepy village. It is a huge metropolis. We all know it. So, safety is a relative word. Chennai is definitely not safe compared to a tiny hamlet somewhere in Thamizhnaadu. But that is comparing apples to oranges. Chennai is definitely the safest metro in India. Crime statistics prove that. Women too enjoy a higher level of safety here than in the other big cities. That is why two women murdered in broad daylight in two separate incidents just half a week apart is a cause for concern. Prima facie, in each case, it looks like murder-for-gain. In both the instances, women who were only temporarily alone for a certain time of the day were targeted. This, in a city, where there is an ever-growing trend of the young being away from their parents in another city or country. Investigations in past incidents have found perpetrators who were from other states too – Andhra, MP, Bihar etc. That is also the fallout of Madras being a magnet for all kinds of people. Every predator in the jungle goes after the softest targets, the weakest member in the pack. In community living (by which I mean the joint family system), there was safety in numbers. Now the whole world is going nuclear in more ways than one. That invites its own set of problems. And calls for different kinds of solutions. Hope people become more aware of the dangers and take appropriate steps for their personal safety. Losing kith and kin in this manner is traumatic. And one of the affected is a former Chennai Metblogger and a well-known blogger himself. Sad indeed!

7 Comments so far

  1. tsk tsk (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    most of the trouble caused in indian cities is from migrants that come from the lesser developed states like bihar, UP etc… offlate illegal bangladeshi migrants have caused alot of havoc in all metros.

    The south as whole, seems a more gentle society.. one reason being that more people here lay an emphasis on education..hence i guess the benefits of economic growth for bottom of the social pyramid are being felt faster in the south than anywhere else within India. Logic: If there is respect and money to be earned then there is lesser inclination for theft related crime atleast..

  2. Anonymous Coward (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

    Don’t blame outsiders (Bangladeshi, UP, AP, Bihari). These may be are handiwork of local commie thugs, who don’t believe in working for a living. For the commies anyone who has money is an enemy.

  3. hari (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Chennai seems to attract the wrong crowd these days we have beggars from Bangaldesh, gunja smugglers from Andhra Pradesh, Bihars coming here what the hell is going on. Is there no immigration policies here we have god knows who and from where coming into Chennai. TN should be given independance and let to run as an independant country being connected to India does not help this states economy we may more taxes that many states combined yet we are not given any water by our so called neighbouring states. Nehru is a fools who created this mess of a country called India which is a f***** dump that will never favour any one but Hindi ass kissers.

  4. Vivek (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

    “most of the trouble caused in indian cities is from migrants that come from the lesser developed states like bihar, UP etc” – tsk

    “Bihars coming here what the hell is going on” – hari

    WTF !!!

    @tsk, Hari
    What the hell is wrong with you guys! This type of blatant regionalism is killing the country. You think Bangalore could have developed as an IT hub with only bangalore locals. Or Chennai would have picked on the IT highway with just Tamil localites.

    And tell me how many people from southern states are there in other parts of India. Is that ever considered “immigration”. This is shit!

    Both of you need to grow up.
    And for the record – I’m not from UP or Bihar.

  5. tsk tsk (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

    This is for the record

    I am from the west of india myself and settled in chennai for the 21 years atleast. I do not subscribe to Hari’s views.

    I am for people moving into chennai and for the city becoming more cosmopolitan. In fact i really want chennai to become more cosmopolitan. I do not think badly of nehru or of Hindi speaking people. I do not wish for the independance of TN..there is no desire for regionalism in my mind. i think its bad politics to be pro regional.

    As far as the accusation of illegal migrants and people from lesser developed regions causing problems in all cities in India is concered – key word: all cities and not just chennai – im sure u agree, my accusation has nothing to do with their language or race or whatever.. it has just to do with their orientation towards crime.

  6. Vivek (unregistered) on May 21st, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m glad that you clarified your views.
    I agree that this regionalism is more political than social in nature. I agree with your argument that people from lesser developed regions could be the cause for certain pertubations, but they cannot be labelled as wholly responsible for all crimes.
    It is like saying that all black people are responsible for all crimes in US. Some might be, but that doesnt give you the right to categorize all of them as criminals and the reason behind all crimes. Thats not fair.
    I hope I made my point clear. :)

  7. hari (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    Tsk Tsk in response to your argument you are a Hindian MF so what difference does it make to you I bet your language has already been wiped out of where you came. About Chennai becoming more cosmopolitan I really don’t think that is going to make it a better city. Look at what happened to Bangalore and Hyderabad both Kannada and Telugu culture and language are being wiped of the city like they never existed these languages are fighting to survive here as people from outside this city speak in English or Hindi and do not bother to learn it.

    This is what is happening in Chennai also and soon we can be added to the list and then we can all celebrate the real side affects of what being cosmopolitan does and thank the Indian government for killing all non Hindian peoples identities and culture.

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