BENGALURU: Miscreants set a house on fire after committing burglary at Valmikinagar in Chamarajpet on Thurday night.
The police suspect the accused might have committed the crime over an old rivalry. Neighbours doused the fire after removing the LPG cylinder and alerted the police.
The police said houseowner Yasmin, who runs an incense stick business along with her family, had gone to a Dargah at Chintamani for Eid Milad in the afternoon. Late night, the miscreants barged into the house and stole `35,000 cash, gold ornaments and other valuables. Then they set fire to some goods in the kitchen and hall before fleeing. The neighbours noticed heavy smoke emanating from the house and doused it. The neighbours doused the fire, they did not inform the fire and emergency personnel. They called Yasmin and told her about the incident. On Friday morning, she returned home and filed a case after noticing some of the valuables and money missing.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Yasmin’s son had quarreled with one local Saleem over a trivial issue two weeks ago and had approached the police. Police suspect that Saleem might be behind the incident for revenge.
Man Kills Self
Depressed over a family dispute, a 31-year-old man hanged himself to a tree next to Idga Masjid in Jayanagar Fourth T Block on Thursday.
The deceased is Sahul Hamid, a native of Davangere who was living with his mother in Tilak Nagar. He was married to one of his relatives four years ago and his wife had separated with him over a trivial issue.
Police said Sahul committed suicide late in the night. A passerby who came to the mosque found the hanging body and alerted Tilak Nagar police, who found a mobile in his pocket and contacted his family. Police found no suicide note and preliminary investigations revealed that Sahul was depressed after his wife married another man after divorcing him.