BANGALORE: Malleswaram police on Monday said they have nabbed two youths who allegedly used stolen motorcycles to snatch chains from morning walkers.
Brothers Bharat and Charan, residents of Dhoopanahalli Layout in Hoskote, are accused of stealing bikes in the area and targeting lone woman walkers in neighbouring parks.
They are the sons of the president of Women’s Welfare Association, Malleswaram.
Preliminary investigation revealed that one Kulla Ramesh, who is in jail, directed the youths on where and how to commit the thefts.
The police recovered 18 gold chains weighing 405 gram and worth Rs 12 lakh.
Meanwhile, Vidyaranyapura police have arrested Rajkumar (21) of Kuvempu Nagar and Ravikumar (21) of Vidyaranyapura for a similar offence.
They allegedly stole motorcycles and snatched chains and burgled houses. Seven chains and two bikes worth about Rs 8.5 lakh have been recovered from them.
Body Found in Railway Coach
A highly decomposed body of a man was found in a railway coach at Byappanahalli on Monday. The deceased is estimated to be around 50 years old and has a tattoo of a cross on his left hand.
The coach was brought to the railway station to be attached to a passenger train. Sensing a foul odour, railway staff entered the coach and found the body on the berth.
Cricket Buff Robbed at Midnight
Three miscreants attacked and robbed a software engineer on Sunday night while he was on his way home from Chinnaswamy Stadium after watching the IPL final.
The incident occurred at Someshwara Colony near BTM Layout. The gang is said to have stabbed Ajay, a resident of BTM Layout, II stage. He had alighted from a BMTC bus at Madiwala and was walking towards his house when the three bike-borne men waylaid him and stabbed his left arm. They snatched `1,000, a debit card and other valuables before fleeing the scene.
Woman Falls From Terrace While Drying Clothes
Bangalore: A 29-year-old woman died after she accidentally fell from the third floor of her house in Sunkadakatte on Magadi Road on Sunday.
The deceased Manjula, wife of Chandrashekhar, had gone to the terrace around 4.30 pm to wash clothes. She then climbed the parapet to hang the clothes to dry on an iron grill but lost her balance while climbing down and sustained head injuries.
Manjula was alone at home. Only a while later did neighbours notice her lying in a pool of blood and rush her to a private hospital, where she succumbed.