HYDERABAD: Parents of the four migrant workers who were charred to death in a fire at a an illegal air-cooler manufacturing unit, came to Hyderabad on Friday.
After the DNA test of the six bodies recovered from the scene, the police would hand over the four bodies to their parents, after identification.
The mystery of identifying two others bodies continues, as the workers could not tell the police about the details of the persons.
In a fire accident at Om Avone air-cooler unit near pillar number 160 of PVNR Expressway in Attapur on February 22, six persons including four migrant labourers from Nevra village in Chainpur of Jharkhand were charred to death.
The four labourers - Irfan, Samad, Mujahid and Shahadu, were employed in the illegal air-cooler factory owned by one Pramod Kumar of Karwan. On Friday, the parents of the deceased workers came to Hyderabad and were put up in houses of some villagers.
The Rajendranagar police said that the parents of the deceased persons would be called to Osmania General Hospital on Saturday so that their DNA samples can be collected, so as to identify the bodies of the deceased.
“The workers were charred and could not be identified by just looking at their bodies. With the help of the DNA test, they will be identified and handed over to their respective families. However, the other two persons are to be identified,” said the Rajendranagar police.
Two students drown, friends conceal matter for a day
An outing to a lake on city outskirts and bunking classes, turned tragic for a few polytechnic students as two among them drowned in the lake. Thirteen students of Government Polytechnic College at Gomaram village in Medak had come to Shamirpet lake on Thursday.
Some of them ventured into the lake. According to Shamirpet police, P Sai Ram (18) of Medchal and M Vishnuvardhan (18) of Secunderabad drowned. The students were scared to inform the family of the drowned students and did not alert the police. Late on Thursday night, a student shared the incident with his family, who alerted the parents of Sai Ram and Vishnuvardhan. On Friday morning, with the help of swimmers, police retrieved the bodies and sent them to Gandhi Hospital for post mortem.
A case has been booked by the police under suspicious death for probe. Sai Ram and Vishnuvardhan on Thursday told their parents that they were going to college and also carried lunch boxes. They met their 11 friends near Shamirpet and planned to go to Orange resorts for a picnic. Learning that it was costly, the students headed to Shamirpet lake during afternoon. Police said that the patrolling personnel of Shamirpet police station saw them heading towards the lake and warned them not to go. They acted as if they were returning, but went to the lake for swimming.
After 36 thefts at temples, thief’s luck runs out
A 52-year-old notorious thief, who was involved in more than 36 thefts at temples, was arrested by the Marredpally police here on Friday. A receiver of stolen properties was also nabbed for encouraging the thief by receiving stolen gold from him. The arrested are Emani Ram Babu, a resident of Kothapet, Chaitanyapuri; and Amith, owner of Kanaka Lakshmi Jewellers, Dilsukhnagar. Deputy commissioner of police (north zone) B Sumathi said the accused was a notorious offender by committing thefts of jewellery and cash from the temples. In 2009, he was arrested by the Kukatpally police in 11 cases of temple thefts and remanded in judicial custody.
Again, in 2012, he was arrested by the Nampally police in connection with four cases of temple thefts in Saidabad, Amberpet and Nampally areas and remanded in judicial custody. In 2015, he was arrested by the Jubilee Hills police in 21 cases of temple thefts in the areas of Jubilee Hills, SR Nagar, Santosh Nagar, Malakpet, Gopalpuram, Kachiguda, Tukaramgate, Madannapet, Bowenpally, Abids, Asif Nagar, Habeeb Nagar, Hussaini Alam, Shahinayathgunj, Amberpet, Saidabad, Charminar and Osmania University in Hyderabad city, and Sanathnagar and LB Nagar in Cyberabad. In 2015 the accused was detained under PD Act by the Jubilee Hills police and three non-bailable warrants (NBW) were issued in cases registered by the Banjara Hills police. “The accused used to commit theft of gold jewellery and silver articles and cash by breaking hundis open,” the DCP said. On February 12 about 10 gm gold ornament was stolen from the Ujjaini Mahankali temple at Marredpally.
Based on the complaint lodged by Praveen, the pujari of the temple, police registered a case and took up investigation. During the probe, police collected CCTV footage from the temple and examined it. They identified the thief as Rambabu who was involved in similar offences in the city. Police nabbed him and interrogated him. During the interrogation, he confessed to his crimes.
Two more arrested in SBM loan fraud case
The Chaitanyapuri police on Friday arrested two more for cheating State Bank of Mysore (SBM) by producing forged salary slips to avail loans. Two persons had been arrested earlier in the case. According to ACP (LB Nagar) P Venugopal Rao, the latest to be arrested are MG Joseph Celestine (60), a retired employee of Secunderabad Cantonment Board, and Kuri Sanjeevaiah (58), an electrician at Kacheguda railway station.
The accused, along with nine others including prime accused D Vinod Kumar, a technician working with South Central Railway, availed loans from SBM’s Chaitanyapuri branch during a loan mela to buy houses in Classic Home Apartments at Quthbullapur in 2016. “With the help of another prime accused V Krishna Rao, the government employees produced forged salary certificates to get loans of higher amounts. All the other accused are either working or retired central government employees. They submitted forged PAN cards and bank account statements and reduced their actual age in certain documents. They cheated the bank to the tune of K289.37 lakh,” said the ACP. Vinod Kumar and Krishna Rao were arrested earlier and their interrogation brought to light the role of an agent, Rambabu, who is absconding.