'Customers' loot fair price shop

A trio, posing as customers, robbed a shop on Kamaraj Road in Commercial Street late on Wednesday night.

Published: 25th October 2013 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2013 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

A trio, posing as customers, robbed a shop on Kamaraj Road in Commercial Street late on Wednesday night.

In his complaint to the police, V Mohan Kumar, a staffer of the KBS fair price shop, said three men, aged between 25 and 28 years, came to the shop at closing time and asked for a few items. They conversed in Kannada and Tamil.

Though the shop’s shutter was downed halfway, the two employees agreed to give them what they required. When the employees turned to retrieve the items, the robbers entered the shop and closed the shutter behind them.

One of them attacked Kumar with a sharp weapon and threatened the employees. The thieves then made away with Rs 30,000, a mobile phone and other articles  from the shop.  Commercial Street police, who are investigating the case, said shop owners neglected their instruction to install CCTV cameras.

CCB police arrest four rowdies

Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested rowdy Vijayakumar alias Kavala’s four associates on Wednesday.

The quartet was waiting to attack their rival Tirumaran, alias Raja, near Kalyannagar in Banasawadi. The police recovered three swords and a packet of chilly powder from the arrested.

The attack was planned after Rajakutti’s and Kavala’s associates had a verbal spat on the court premises on Tuesday.

Techie Commits Suicide over Illness

Depressed over his prolonged illness after undergoing treatment for obesity, a 29-year-old software engineer committed suicide at his paying guest (PG) accommodation near HAL airport on Wednesday.

The deceased, Vamshi Krishna, was a native of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. According to police, Krishna joined Honeywell in September and was put up in a PG  accommodation at Akshay Luxury Apartments in Panathur near HAL. The HAL police have filed a case of unnatural death and are awaiting an autopsy report.

Woman ends life

In a tragic incident, Savitha (30), a housewife, committed suicide, leaving behind her 10-month-old baby girl. Police suspect family dispute led her to take the extreme step.

According to Rajgopalnagar police, Savitha, who married Chandresh 13 years ago, left the baby with her neighbour and committed suicide. After some time, the neighbour, without noticing anything amiss, returned the baby to her house and left. Later, when the neighbour heard the baby crying, she came back and noticed Savitha hanging.

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