BANGALORE: Hulimavu police arrested two robbers after chasing them in a Hoysala patro vehicle two hours after a robbery was reported on Friday night.
The arrested are Suresh alias Bidda (26) and Srinivasa (19), residents of Jai Bheem Nagar in Madivala.Police said that around 11.30 pm, Hulimavu police station sub-inspector S M Chandrappa and staff were on night patrol when they received an alert from the police control room about a robbery in Madivala police limits. The team swung into action and went in search of the robbers.
Meanwhile, a cyclist who had been robbed by the duo, raised an alarm and gave a clue to the Hoysala squad that the robbers had escaped in an auto. The police team chased the auto and nabbed the accused. Police also seized lethal weapons, `21,000 in cash and five mobile phones from the duo. During questioning, the accused confessed that they had were also involved in murder and robbery cases in Madivala and Mico Layout.
Channel Employee Ends Life
A 29-year-old employee of a news channel allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house at KEB Layout in Sanjaynagar on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Laddimutt, a native of Badami who was working as a copy editor with a regional TV channel. Police said the incident took place on Friday night.
Sanjay’s wife, who had gone to her hometown, called on his phone repeatedly and when there was no response, she asked a neighbour Shanthi to check on him. Shanthi knocked the door and when Sanjay did not respond, she informed other neighbours and Sanjaynagar police. Police broke open the door to find him hanging. There was no suicide note found.