BENGALURU: The body of a 23-year-old man was found in Sankey Tank on Sunday morning. Polic were able to identify the deceased as he had his phone with him.
Police called his family members and established that he was Suprith, son of Shivashankarappa, a labour inspector residing in Shankar Nagar in Mahalakshmi Layout.
Incidentally, Shivashankrappa had filed a missing person’s complaint at Mahalakshmi Layout saying that his son had not returned home since Friday evening.
The incident came to light when a few locals noticed Suprith’s body floating in the lake and informed the police. Police believe Suprith was depressed about not finding a job and may have committed suicide.
Auto Driver Tries to Rape Woman,Held
Police on Sunday arrested an auto driver who allegedly attempted to rape a woman in Kudur on the outskirts of Magadi. The locals, after learning about the incident, gathered in front of Kudur police station and alleged that the police did not take proper action against the accused. Police said the accused, Venkatesh, and his accomplice in the crime, Shankar, also an auto driver who is absconding, are neighbours of the victim.
The incident took place late on Saturday night at Rangayyanapalya when Venkatesh and Shankar saw that the 23-year-old woman was alone and dragged her to an isolated place where they allegedly tried to rape her. When she tried to raise an alarm, they assaulted her and escaped from the scene.
The woman managed to reach her house and explain the incident to her parents, who approached the police and filed a case, added the police. A senior police officer said, “Based on the victim’s statement, we have registered a case of rape against the accused and sent the victim and an accused for medical tests. Shankar is still at large and we will take further action once we get the medical report.”