BENGALURU: The South East division police have arrested six men in connection with chain-snatching incidents across the city. With this arrest, police have solved 32 chain-snatching cases and recovered loot worth `15 lakh from them. A senior police officer said Whitefield police have arrested two of the accused, N M Satish Kumar (27) and Gopi P (35), both residents of Hoskote, who were involved in at least 20 chain-snatching incidents in the city.
Worker Falls From Seventh Floor, Dies
A worker died after he accidentally fell from the seventh floor of an under-construction building near M S Ramaiah Hospital in Mattikere on Tuesday.
The deceased is Rohith (21), a native of Bihar. He was working in Imperial Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and was living in a shed that was provided by the developers in the construction site.
Rohith was doing centring work in the seventh floor at around 3 am and accidentally fell, sustaining grievous injuries on his head and hips. His co-workers rushed Rohith to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police have registered a case against the engineer and contractor for negligence.
Gang Held For Stealing Idol, Diamonds: Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have arrested a gang of nine men for stealing an antique idol of Buddha and diamonds. They were arrested while they were trying to sell these valuables.
The arrested are Vinay Kumar (31), Daada Peer (33), Pranesh Shetty (40), Mohammed Daada Peer (54), all natives of Chitradurga, Raghuprasad alias Rahul Gowda, (26) of OMBR Layout in Chikkabanasawadi, Venkatesh Kumar (28) of Tumakuru, Abhishek (21) of Maddur in Mandya, Prakash (44) of Shivamogga and Narasimha (55) of Chikkabidarakallu in Peenya.
Police said they received a tip-off that the men were trying to sell these items at Binny Mill Road in front of P M Ramasharma Park in Cottonpet. They found the culprits forcing one of the residents of the area to buy the idol and diamonds at a cheap price. An idol of Buddha, which is about one foot, two diamonds and a car, all worth around `10 lakh, were recovered from the gang.
During interrogation, the accused confessed they had stolen the idol and the diamonds elsewhere. Two of the accused Daada Peer and Pranesh Shetty were involved in similar cases earlier at Rajarajeshwarinagar and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.
man Beaten for Misbehaving With woman
A 28-year-old cab driver was thrashed by people and handed over to the police after he misbehaved with a woman at Sanjaynagar on Tuesday. The accused, Sadiq Pasha, a resident of Ashwathnagar, is a driver with a private cab agency. According to the police, early in the morning, Pasha went to a colony where some women from North India reside in sheds. Pasha allegedly went inside a shed and pulled the sari of a woman who was asleep. When she raised an alarm, residents caught him.