BANGALORE: The Rajarajeshwari Nagar police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old engineering student for stealing 12 motorcycles and recovered vehicles worth `12 lakh. One of his friends, who was also involved in the thefts, is absconding.
The arrested is Tejraj, who hails from Nagamangala in Mandya district. He is a third semester student at a private engineering college in Channapatna.
Police said Tejraj and his friend Tousif, a second-year BCA student in a private college in Kumbalagod, used to go around the city and steal motorcyels using duplicate keys. Tejraj was arrested about four months ago after he had driven away a Tempo Traveller mini bus on Mysore Road. However, he was released on bail. Similar cases have been registered against him in Kalasipalyam, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Rajajinagar, Adugodi and Kumaraswamy Layout police stations.Police said Tejraj is an irregular student and is addicted to many vices. He used to steal vehicles to make easy money and lead a lavish life, they added.
Man Dies After Being Hit by Bike
A 65-year-old man died while two others were severely injured in a road accident near Hebbal Lake on Friday night.
The deceased Nanjundaiah was a native of Kolar. The injured are Hariraju, an MBA student, and his friend Sachin. Hariraju’s condition is said to be critical.
Police said that around 9.30 pm, Nanjundaiah was walking to his younger son’s house in Mallasandra. Meanwhile Hariraju and his friend, who were riding a motorcycle recklessly, hit Nanjundaiah, who suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. Hariraju and the pillion rider Sachin, residents of Sahakaranagar, were rushed to a hospital. They are now recovering, police said. Hariraju was not wearing a helmet. Hebbal traffic police have registered a case of reckless driving.