BANGALORE: Two bike-borne miscreants attempted to rob two employees of Bhima Jewellers on Dickenson Road on Monday, but alert passers-by and two policemen thwarted their bid.
Krishnamurthy and Rakesh, employees of Bhima Jewellers, reported for work at 9.45 am. Around 11.50 am, the manager asked Krishnamurthy to deposit `5,30,000 at Dhanalakshmi Bank in Shivajinagar.
Krishnamurthy and Rakesh went together, but at Main Guard Road, the miscreants stopped them. They threw chilli powder on Rakesh’s face, threatened Krishnamurthy with a knife and snatched away the bag of money.
On hearing Krishnamurthy and Rakesh scream, some passers-by, police sub inspector Munichinappa and constable Dhanraj rushed to the spot and chased the miscreants. They managed to nab one of them, Naresh, and retrieve the bag.
Krishnamurthy and Arun have been working at Bhima for more than four years.
According to the Commercial Street police, Naresh, a resident of Ulsoor, has been held in numerous cases. “We are trying to ascertain what other cases he was involved in,” a police officer said.
He said the other accused, identified as Arun, too is a habitual offender. Meanwhile, the police haven’t ruled out the possibility that this was an inside job.
Intimidated Over Debt, Youth Commits Suicide in RT Nagar
Bangalore: A 23-year-old man was found hanging at his house on Sunday night. Police suspect him to have committed suicide over an intimidating WhatsApp message he had received.
The deceased, Chetan, was a former salesman at the Docomo store on Double Road. He was the youngest in the family and had as elder sister and brother.
According to police sources, he had come home at 6 pm on Sunday. Around 8 pm, his mother called him but there was no response from his room. Around 10.30 pm, she knocked on the door to his room and found it unlocked. She pushed it open and found his lifeless body hanging from the ceiling.
No death note was found. According to his neighbours, Chetan had quit his job recently but owed a colleague some money. On Sunday, he received a message on WhatsApp stating, “If you fail to pay the money, a person will come to your house and create scenes”.
Chetan’s father Dayanand said, “The issue could have been resolved had he told me about it. He kept to himself and succumbed to pressure.”
RT Nagar police have registered a case of unnatural death.