Realtor opens fire in brawl, two injured

Published: 03rd October 2012 11:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2012 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

In a dispute over land between cousins, a man and his friend were injured in Somasundarapalya near HSR Layout II Sector on Tuesday.

 The injured are: Narayan Reddy and his friend Matam Reddy, both realtors.

 Narayan’s cousin Manjunath Reddy, also a realtor, allegedly opened fire at them with his licensed double- barrel gun in an inebriated state.

 Manjunath and his landlord father Anantha Padmanabha Reddy, are absconding after the incident.

 Police said around 7 pm on Tuesday, Narayan Reddy and Matam Reddy were near the disputed land in Somasundarapalya and Manjunath and his father also came there.

 After a while, they engaged in a verbal brawl over the land.

 Manjunath, in a drunken state, opened his double-barrel gun and allegedly shot at Narayan and Matam Reddy.

 The bullet brushed Matam Reddy’s right leg and when Narayan tried to snatch the gun, Manjunath hit him on head.

 “Both the parties own lands in the city and disputes over land between the families have been there from many years.

 We have registered an attempt to murder case against the father and son.

 Search is on to nab them,” the police added.

 HSR Layout police have registered a case.

 Two Killed in Accidents

Two men were killed in separate accidents in Electronics city traffic police limits on Monday evening.

 A mason was killed after a mini truck rammed into his two-wheeler in Bettadasanapura Bannerghatta.

 Ramaiah, 32, was a resident of KC Palya.

 Police siad around 6 pm he was returning home when a speeding mini truck hit his bike and ran over him.

 He sustained severe head injuries and was admitted at a private hospital, where he succumbed.

 In another incident, a pedestrian was killed after a speeding lorry knocked him down on Hosur Road.

 Palani Swami, 42, was a native of Salem.

 He was working for a handloom company.

 Police said around 4.

30 pm he was crossing the road near Goutam Bar when a speeding lorry hit him and ran over him.

 The lorry driver, however, managed to escape, the police said.



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