BENGALURU: A man died after falling into a 60-foot deep pit at a Metro construction site at K R Market station near Victoria Hospital around 11.30 pm on Friday.
According to fire officials, the man entered the area while trying to escape the police who were chasing him for committing theft.
Police, however, deny this claim.
Police said identity of the deceased, aged about 25-30 years, is yet to be ascertained.
A police officer said the man could have fallen into the pit as it was not barricaded or fenced, and that he was under the influence of alcohol. A security guard on night shift heard some sound and saw that a person had fallen in. He informed the night beat police, who came to the spot with fire and emergency personnel.
Police found the man’s body floating in the pit and took him to Victoria Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The pit was filled with water after Friday’s rain. “We have filed a case of negligence against the Metro staff and are making efforts to establish the identity of the deceased,” the police officer said. Residents of the area say that around 10 pm, the man had visited a bar in Kalasipalyam area and was trying to stop vehicles under the influence of alcohol. They say he headed towards the Metro site when he was asked to leave from the road.
Man Attacked by Gang of Five
Bengaluru: A 51-year-old rowdy sheeter and his wife were attacked by a gang of five men at their house in Bannerughatta on Friday night. The police have arrested the prime accused. The victims have been identified as Rajappa, a resident of Bannerughatta and his wife Manjula, 45. The accused is Muniraju alias Muniyappa, who is said to be a local leader. The police said that the incident took place at around 9.30pm. Rajappa, who claims to be an RTI activist, was at his house with his wife when Muniraju, with his four associates, barged into the house and attacked the couple with lethal weapons. The neighbours who noticed the incident alerted the police. The police then rushed to the spot. The accused fled the scene and the police took the injured to a private hospital. Preliminary investigation has revealed that Rajappa and Muniraju would often quarrel over property. Rajappa had sought information on illegal property owned by Muniraju. Muniraju who learnt about this decided to take a revenge and tried to kill Rajappa. Based on the confession by the accused, the police are investigating the case and looking for the four other accused who are absconding.