BENGALURU: A weekend outing turned tragic for a 28-year-old employee of a private firm after his car fell into a field near Harohalli in Kanakapura on Sunday, killing him and injuring his friend.
The deceased has been identified as Satish, a resident of Saraswathipura, who was employed with a multinational company in the city. Police said the accident occurred early in the morning when Satish and his colleague Kumar had gone on a long drive. They were heading towards Kanakapura and Satish, who was at the wheel, lost control over the vehicle near Gabbadi Lake.
When he applied brakes hard, the car rolled over two times before going off the road and falling into the field.
Satisha and Kumar sustained severe injuries and were taken to a private hospital, where Satish succumbed to his injuries. Kumar is recovering. “We are yet to ascertain whether Satish was under the influence of alcohol when he was driving,” Harohalli police said.
4 Thieves Arrested
Police have arrested four thieves in connection with several robberies in the city. The arrested Seena, Govindaraju, Meenakshi and Raju used to search for empty or locked houses and operate at night. Hennur police nabbed the accused based on a tip-off. During inquiry, police came to know that the accused were wanted in more than 15 theft cases. Police have seized gold and silver ornaments worth `22 lakh from them.
Man Found Dead
A Bengaluru-based man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Kudru, Kallapu in Mangaluru on Sunday.
The deceased youth has been identified as Ravi Kumar of Bengaluru, a member of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Mangaluru.
Sources in the Ullal police station said the body of Ravi Kumar was found floating at Kudru.
Though it was believed that he might have committed suicide, his brother Narendra later approached Ullal police, suspecting it as a murder.
He filed a murder case against Mangaluru ISKCON president Karunya Sagara Das.
Following this, Ullal police detained Karunya Sagara Das for questioning.
Pubs To Close by 11.30 pm on Weekends
In a sudden decision, Bengaluru City Police have ordered that bars and pubs in the city be closed by 11.30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays instead of 1 am, after Excise Department officials ordered against it.
A few party-goers were asked to leave bars and pubs by 11.30 pm on Saturday, which came as surprise to them this weekend.
Police said they were directed to order closure of pubs and bars by 11.30 pm. The Home Department’s June 2014 order that extended timings of pubs and bars and eateries on weekends expired on June 30. Then City Police Commissioner M N Reddi had expressed confidence the police can handle the night life in city and the order was extended.