A 24-year-old drunk man was thrashed by the public and handed over to the police after he tried to snatch a gold chain from a woman at JP Nagar 5th Phase on Tuesday morning.
The police said the accused has been identified as Prakash, a daily wager. He hails from Tamil Nadu and had returned to his native three months ago. On Tuesday, he came back to the city in search of a job.
Around 7.30 am, he noticed Rashmi drawing rangoli in front of her house and rushed towards her to snatch her chain. When she raised an alarm, passersby rushed to her help and caught Prakash and thrashed him.
“Prakash was drunk when he tired to snatch the gold chain and it is learnt that he was never involved in such cases earlier,” JP Nagar police said.
Home-alone Widow Found Murdered
A 69-year-old home-alone woman was found murdered at her home at Kacharakanahalli in Banaswadi on Tuesday. The assailants stuffed cloth into her mouth and strangled her after tying her hands and legs.
Mary Lucas ran a paying guest facility for men in the two-storey building where she lived. Her husband died six years ago and her two daughters live separately.
Banaswadi police suspect that Lucas was killed between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm when she was alone in the ground floor of the building. Her paying guests Antony and Sabu, who hail from Kerala, came to ask for their room key and found the body on the floor.
The house was not ransacked and police have not been able to establish if valuables are missing from the house as Lucas had been living alone for a few years and her daughters visited her occasionally.
Upset Over Wife’s Rebuke, Man Hangs
A 32-year-old cook committed suicide at his house in Sarakki near J P Nagar on Monday night as he was upset after his wife scolded him for drinking on their wedding anniversary.
The deceased, Shivanna, a native of H D Kote in Mysore, worked as a cook at Adiga’s hotel in Raghuvanahalli on Kanakapura Main Road.
Police said Shivanna was alone at home for a week while his wife Malligamma had gone to her paternal home with their son. Their wedding anniversary was on Sunday. Shivanna invited some friends over and they had a few drinks. After his friends left, Shivanna called his wife and told her about the gathering. Angry, Malligamma reportedly scolded him and hung up. Hurt by this, Shivanna hanged himself, J P Nagar police said.
Pregnant Woman Found STRANGULATED
A 22-year-old pregnant woman was found strangulated to death, with her hands and legs tied, at her house at Vinayakanagar in Hesaraghatta on Tuesday. The police have not ruled out the involvement of the victim’s husband and father-in-law in the murder. Smitha, a native of Kakola in Rajanukunte, offered tailoring courses and tuition at her house. She married Madan Kumar, who works in an automobile company, after the duo fell in love a few years ago and was seven months pregnant. Soladevanhalli police said neighbouring kids who came for tuition around 9.30 am found the body and alerted their parents. Police said Kumar’s father, Rajanna, who works as an assistant sub-inspector in the BDA, had opposed the marriage as Smitha belonged to a different caste. But Kumar and Smitha had run away and got married at Chikkatirupathi temple.