BANGALORE: In a bid to avoid hitting a stray dog, a 25-year-old farmer rammed his bike into a signboard and was killed on the spot near Bhaktipura Gate in Attibele police station limits on the outskirts of the city on Sunday around 10.30 am.
The deceased has been identified as Babu alias Chandru, a resident of Katthanahalli. Babu had gone to Attibele to buy manure and while returning home on his bike, a stray dog came in his way. Trying to avoid the dog, Babu diverted the bike and rammed into a road side sign board. He sustained fatal injuries and died on the spot, the Attibele police, who have registered a case, said.
Fire in Factory
Fire broke out in the premises of Indo-Nippon Mannequins factory located near Hennur Bande on Hennur Main Road on Sunday around 11 am. Waste materials dumped after the production process were gutted in the fire.
Four fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the fire. The reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained and there was no damage to property in the incident.
One Held for Selling Charas
A man was arrested for allegedly possessing and selling 400 grams of charas and ‘charas liquid’ worth `10 lakh in the international market, police said on Sunday.
Arun Gopinath, residing in Kerala, was caught selling charas in Koramangala area on Saturday night.
He has been booked under the Narcotic Drugs andPsychotrpic Substances (NDPS) Act. Police said Gopinath was involved in the smuggling of narcotic items from Munnar in Kerala and selling it to students and IT employees in Koramangala.