BENGALURU: Acting on a tip-off, three property brokers were arrested by the task force of the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) on Wednesday for stealing a land document from the BDA office.
The arrested, H R Lakshman Kumar, P Srinivas and N Ravi, were found in possession of a file containing the documents of a property in Banashankari 3rd Stage, belonging to B G Bharathi, said Superintendent of BDA Task Force, Jithendranath. They were arrested around 4.30 pm in the office premises.
Giving details, he said the documents were stolen from the BDA’s allotment section. “The theft could have taken place some days or months ago and the documents appear to have passed through numerous hands. It appears like some major scandal,” he added.
BDA Commissioner T Sham Bhat said the documents could have been taken out with the help of some staff members.
Vehicle Runs Over Leopard, Kills It
An unidentified vehicle ran over a three-year-old leopard, killing it on Tuesday night. The incident took place on NICE Road near Kanakapura, but the carcass was discovered only on Wednesday morning.
According to Forest officials, the leopard is believed to have died due to internal injuries. “It seems to have been hit by a four-wheeler. The leopard’s spinal cord and liver were damaged due to the impact of the crash, leading to its instant death,” a forest official said.
Four Dead in Road Accidents
Four accident deaths were reported in different parts of the city on Wednesday.
A 55-year old woman, identified as Akkayamma, died after being hit by a bike while she was on her way to a temple. Her friend Sunandamma sustained minor injuries. The incident took place near the ITC factory in Tarabanahalli, under Chikkajala police limits.
A speeding car mowed down a 55-year-old pedestrian near Hunasamaranahalli under Yelahanka traffic police limits.
A 19-year-old died after his car toppled and hit a Tata Sumo in Hulimavu police limits. The youth, Kushal, was a resident of Doddakanelli. The incident took place around 10.30 pm near Electronics City RTO.
The body of an unidentified man was found in a pool of blood near the Tumkur Road bridge. The police were alerted by passersby. Police suspect the man to be a labourer. They said he was mowed down by a vehicle around 1.30 am.