Chennai, Feb 13: In a major security breach an armed thief allegedly broke into former Tamil Nadu Chief minister M Karunanidhi's residence.
Police who apprehended the man said that he was carrying a toy gun and threatened Karunanidhi's wife Rajathi Ammal to part with valuables.
The security breach was reported at Karunanidhi's house in CIT Colony. DMK MP Kanimozhi is said to have rushed home from the executive meet after hearing of the incident.
The intruder has been apprehended as per initial reports. The intruder has been identified as Rejendra Prasad who hails from Bengaluru. He was caught following an alarm raised by Rajathi Ammal.
Initial inquiry revealed that petty cases have been registered against him previously. It was learnt that he is a resident of Triplicane in Chennai. Rajendra Prasad is currently in Mylapore police custody.