A 23-year-old history-sheeter and his associate drowned while three persons were rescued when a coracle they had taken for fishing capsized as they panicked after reportedly seeing a snake inside it, in the Jakkur Lake in Yelahanka on Thursday evening. Ironically, the group, who were allegedly in an inebriated state at the time, had assaulted a man and forcibly taken over the coracle.
Rama alias Wale Rama had been booked in several cases of robbery and chain snatching by Amruthahalli Police. According to police, Rama and his friends- Tejus (18), Bharath, Sharath and Sridhar-, all residents of Amruthalli near Jakkur, arrived for fishing at the lake around 4.30 pm. They took a coracle kept at the bund after assaulting a man who tried to stop them.
After reaching the middle of the lake, the group noticed a big snake in it. As they tried to flee, the coracle capsized and Rama and Tejus were caught in the silt and drowned while the three others managed to hold onto a stone and shouted for help. They were spotted by local residents who rescued them. Personnel of the Fire and Emergency Services recovered the bodies on Friday morning.
Yelahanka Police launched investigations into the incident.
BMTC bus runs over biker
A 23-year-old employee of private company was killed when a BMTC bus, which was reportedly rashly driven, knocked down the two-wheeler he was riding on Dinnur Road on Friday morning. The victim’s relatives and local residents staged a demonstration following the incident, throwing traffic out of gear. The deceased K Prabhakar was working as an attender with an IT firm in R T Nagar. According to police, the mishap occurred around 8.30 am as Prabhakar was going to work. The BMTC bus (KA 01, FA-2369), which was going to Sultanpalya from Shivajinagar, rammed into Prabhakar’s motorcycle and ran over him, killing him on the spot. Passersby rushed
the victim to hospital even as the bus driver fled the scene. Outraged over the incident, residents and Prabhakar’s relatives protested against the BMTC following which R T Nagar Police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.