BENGALURU: Two men posing as customers opened fire and injured a bar owner on Residency Road late on Sunday. Chetan alias Akhtar Sami (42), who runs Times Bar, is critical, police said. The incident took place around 10.45 pm, when the two men walked into the bar in Gold Towers. The building also houses the popular restaurant Konark. After drinking, the men moved to the door and one of them opened two rounds from a gun. One bullet hit the wall while another pierced the back of Chetan, who was about to leave with a friend. The men escaped, with the bar staff hot on their heels. Chetan was taken to a hospital, and is in the ICU. Ashoknagar police and a forensic team inspected the scene. Police have sent the bullets for examination to understand what was the weapon used.
Woman Smothered to Death
A 83-year-old woman was smothered to death by unidentified people at her house in Hosakote on Sunday night. Police said the criminals had also tied the woman’s hands and legs before smothering her and escaping with her gold jewels.
The victim has been identified as Vanajakshamma of Vishweshwaraiah Layout. Her son Prasad and grandson are doctors and run Ashwini Hospital in Hosakote.
Bus Catches Fire
A minor fire broke out on a KSRTC bus at Garvebhavipalya on Hosur Road on Monday. No casualties were reported. Fire Department officials said a cable in the engine caught fire.
Mother Held for 3-yr-old’s death
Bengaluru: KG Halli police on Sunday arrested a 26-year-old woman on charges of negligence leading to the death of her three-year-old daughter. Police said Sadia Sultana, a resident of Veeranapalya, smothered the girl while trying to muffle her cries by covering her mouth and nose with her palm. Later, she abandoned the child’s body near a mosque. Police said on Friday, unable to bear Rabia’s continuous crying, Sadia accidentally suffocated the child.