BENGALURU: A four-yearold boy drowned in a pit on the premises of a temple in Kalasiplaya on Friday evening. The deceased Manoj, son of Suresh, a mechanic, was a resident of Vinobhanagar. Police said Manoj had gone to the open water pit at Nagamma Devi Temple to catch frogs and fell into it. At 4.30 pm, a passerby noticed the body floating and alerted the neighbours, who alerted his parents. They rushed the boy to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. The temple authorities had dug the pit a few months ago to store rain water.
Mico Layout police on Friday arrested a gang of six men, including a pimp, for extorting money from brothels by posing as members of a social organisation.
The arrested are Rudrajit of Kanakapura Road, Ravi Chandra of JP Nagar, Satish of Chikka Kammanahalli and Pratap, Jitendra and Muniyappa, all from Bannerghatta. A senior police officer said acting on a tip-off, police busted the gang when it was negotiating money with a woman, who was running a brothel in Taverekere.
Woman Ends Life
A 24-year-old woman, said to be four months pregnant, allegedly committed suicide by hanging at her house in Nayandahalli near Chandra Layout on Friday. Deceased B K Sowmya of Mandya, married to a cab driver Jagadish, seven months ago, was said to be suffering from epilepsy attacks.