BENGALURU: Kalasipalyam police have arrested two men on charges of cheating a Surat-based businessman.
The duo allegedly took Rs 8 lakh from Govind Khaitan after promising to get a medical seat in a reputed city college for his daughter.
The accused Rameshwar Mishra (23) of Patna and Abhijit (22) of Jharkhand were arrested on Wednesday. One of their associates, Ranjith (27) of Bihar, is still at large.
Mishra, an ME graduate, and Abhijit, an engineering dropout from a private college in KS Layout, have been staying in the city for the last eight years.
Police said Khaitan had filed a complaint stating that Mishra and his friends had taken `8 lakh from him in December after promising an MBBS seat for his daughter for the academic year 2015.
After that, Khaitan repeatedly tried to reach them over phone, but they did not respond. So, he filed a case in July.
The accused were tracked through mobile tower locations and arrested in JP Nagar 7th Phase.
Man Held for Killing Brother-in-law Kodigehalli police have arrested a 35-year-old businessman on charges of murdering his brother-in-law Srinivas, a realtor.
The accused Anil Kumar, a resident of Kodigehalli, was nabbed from Bengaluru Rural district on Wednesday. Kumar was a distributor of overhead water tanks. Srinivas was hacked to death on July 3.
According to the police, they zeroed in on the accused based on his mobile call records. During interrogation, Kumar is said to have confessed to the crime. He told the police that he wanted to marry one of his sisters-in-law Shilpa, but Srinivas was against this.
On learning that Srinivas had started looking for a groom for her, Kumar warned his brother-in-law not to interfere in the matter, but to no avail. Hence, Kumar hatched a plot to kill him.
On July 3, Srinivas was returning from an electrical shop in Kodigehalli on his two-wheeler when Kumar stopped and attacked him with a sharp weapon. Srinivas tried to escape to an isolated spot, but Kumar chased him and hacked him to death.