Bengaluru: The City police have arrested Premkumar (24) – on Friday – for molesting an airhostess at HRBR Layout, recently. The accused Premkumar was out on bail after serving four months in jail in a bike theft case when he tried to molest the airhostess. On February 12, Premkumar who was roaming in Mariappa Circle in his stolen bike saw the victim and her friend walking. He went near them and molested the victim. He allegedly ripped off the victim’s clothes when she tried to escape. The bike which Premkumar had stolen has been recovered from him.

Bengaluru: City-based astrologer Chandrashekhar swami has gone missing from his RT Nagar residence after a cheating case was filed against him by a businessman here on Friday.  It is said that Ashraf Ali, a businessman had given Rs two crore to Swamiji to buy advertisement space around Bengaluru Palace Grounds. The complainant said that the astrologer allegedly claimed his proximity to royal scion Late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar while making the agreement on leasing out hoardings around Bengaluru Palace Grounds.

Bengaluru: After two years, the Bengaluru rural police have cracked the sensational murder of Air Commodore (retd) Parvez Khokhar by arresting 12 persons in the murder case. The arrested have been identified as R Srinivas (21), M Girish (33), V Subramani (32), N Nagaraju (28), Satynarayana N (28), SM  Suresh (38), Y Manjunath (24), N Subramani (29), N Thimmaraju (22), N Babu (26), and M Ravindra (30).

Bengaluru: The body of Nakayaki Florence, the 24-year-old Ugandan national who was murdered early February at her house in Kothanur, was flown home on Monday.  Bosco, a legal advisor for All African Students Association, said, "African students and community here were able to raise more than one lakh to send the body back home. There was no financial help from government or police." Association member David said there was "no evidence" to show that Florence was a sex worker. "Even if she was a sex worker, murdering her is not acceptable," he said.

Bengaluru: A 20-year-old air hostess was allegedly molested by a bike-borne miscreant on the night of February 12 outside of a hotel in HRBR Layout near Banasawadi.  The Banasawadi police said that the victim initially refused to file a complaint. But two days later, on February 14, she came to the police station and filed a complaint.

Bengaluru: A nursery school supervisor has been apprehended by Marathhalli police for allegedly sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl. The school principal Dr Veena has also been detained by the police for questioning. The arrested is identified as Manjunath alias Manju. It is learnt that on February 17, the little girl came home crying. Upon questioning, the girl allegedly told that Manjunath Bhaiyya touched her private parts and hurt her. The police have lodged a complaint against Manjunath under POCSO.

Bengaluru: A newly married youth was assaulted in the High Court parking premises, when he raised an objection for his in-laws' intention to take his wife home. The victim and his girlfriend married against her parents' wishes, it is said. At this the bride's mother registered a habeas corpus petition in the high court.

Bengaluru: A 28-year-old police constable was roughed up by a gang of youth when the constable intercepted them while they were overspeeding. In the melee, the constable has lost his gold chain. According to Basavaraj Hipparagi, a police constable attached to Pulikeshinagar police station and a resident of Banaswadi, he saw a gang of youth overspeeding when he tried to intercept them. They kicked up an argument with the police when he questioned them. In the heat of argument, the gang allegedly assaulted the constable and stole his gold chain that he was wearing.

Bengaluru: Stingray, a protected fish species under the Wildlife Act, was being sold openly in a shopping mall in the city. However, the sale was was withdrawn immediately following the intervention of wildlife activists. The stingray, measuring at least three to five feet in width and about six feet in height, was being sold in Metro supermarket Yeshwanthpur. 

Bengaluru: Dark, days have returned to haunt BJP leader Katta Subramanya Naidu, as the Supreme Court will be hearing an appeal by State Government challenging the High Court order acquitting him and his son former BBMP corporator Katta Jagadish.

Bengaluru: The East division police conducted a raid on a house at HBR Layout and arrested a gang of six including three women on charges of trafficking minor girls here on Tuesday. The police have rescued five girls in the age group of 12 to 17 years. The arrested have been identified as Shakeela, 40, Muneera Bhanu, 30, Yasmin Sulthan, 35, Mubarak, 23, Imran, 22 and Nadeem Mohammed, 23, all residents of HBR Layout and nearby areas.

Bengaluru: Subrahmanya Nagar police have arrested a 20-year-old student for allegedly murdering his father for torturing his mother on Tuesday. The arrested is identified as S Revantha, a B Com student and a resident of Rajajinagar.

Bengaluru: Two Nigerians and one Ghanaian were arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on drug peddling charges in two separate cases in the city.  In the first incident, two persons identified as Ernest Ugah, 38, a Ghana national, and Fernand Ubah, 36, a Nigerian, were arrested while trying to sell cocaine in Hennur in East Bengaluru. The police seized 20 grams of cocaine, three mobiles, a two-wheeler worth Rs 1.5 lakh from them.

Bengaluru: The Kengeri police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually harassing his five-year-old daughter here on Monday. The arrested is identified as Munna. According to the police, the victim complained against Munna to her mother, who immediately lodged a complaint. According to the complaint, Munna would attack his daughter after his wife would leave for work. The police have lodged a case under The protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.​

Bengaluru: Banaswadi police have arrested seven African nationals for allegedly withdrawing money with fake debit and credit cards using magnetic card reader in the city. The crime came to light when Payal Mandal – a HDFC debit card holder – complained to the police that Rs 94,318 was fraudulently withdrawn from her account. In the same week, the police received at least 11 complaints of similar nature. The preliminary investigation led to an ATM in Kammanahalli.


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