Unidentified miscreants, posing as policemen, cheated four elderly people in four incidents in the city, all within a span of one hour. They made away with a total of 370 gm of gold jewellery worth lakhs.
While two cases were reported in Vyalikaval police limits, one case each was reported in Malleswaram and Magadi Road police limits.
1.30 pm: Lakshminath, who runs a provision store on Vyalikaval 2nd Cross, was going to have lunch when two unidentified people approached him on a motorcycle.
They claimed to be policemen and said there had been a robbery in the next street and asked him to give his gold ornaments to them for safekeeping. They assured him that they would return it to him at the end of the street and vanished.
1.40 pm: Indumathi was going home through Vyalikaval 9th Cross when suddenly, four unidentified miscreants, claiming to be policemen, told her there are too many chain-snatching cases reporting in the area and asked her to take out her jewellery. After some hesitation, she gave it to them. They too disappeared from the scene.
2.30 pm: Umashankar, a retired manager in BEL, and his wife Hemavathi had come to shop on Malleswaram main road. Umashankar had gone to park his car while Hemavathi had alighted. Meanwhile, two persons came to her and said a woman was killed for gold just 30 minutes ago and got her to take out her jewellery. Pretending to keep them in her bag, the miscreants made away with the jewellery.
2:45 pm: Shakunthala had gone to her relatives’ house on Magadi Road. While returning, four unidentified men approached her and said there was a theft in the next street, asked her to keep her gold ornaments in a bag and made away with 164 gm gold.
2 Boys Drown in Sriramappa Lake
Express News Service
Bangalore: Close on the heels of three children who drowned on Friday, two boys also met a watery grave in K R Puram near Devasandra on Wednesday.
Darshan (8) and Venkatesh (12) had gone for a swim to Sriramappa Lake at 3.45 pm on Wednesday afternoon when they drowned.
Darshan, a class 3 student, stayed with his father Rambabu, an auto driver and mother Saraswathi, a domestic help, at Bachhappa Layout near Devasandra.
Venkatesh, a student of Class 4, was the only son to his parents, Nagaraj and Nagamma, who are daily-wage labourers. A native of Srinivasapur, he had come to his aunt Sharada’s house for vacation in Bachhappa Layout.
On Wednesday afternoon, Venkatesh, Darshan and his four-year-old brother Jagadish went to play near the lake. Though they did not know swimming, they got into the lake and drowned. Only Jagadish, who remained on the shore, returned home. However, he did not disclose the matter to anyone as he feared he would get scolded. Only after the parents began searching for them in the evening, did he disclose the matter. K R Puram police launched a search operation on Thursday and found the bodies which have been sent for autopsy.