Crime

Bengaluru: A software engineer allegedly jumped off from her office cafeteria at Whitefield on Thursday. The deceased is identified as Shobha Lakshminarayan (30), production assistant manager at Harman Software Company. It is learnt that Shobha, a native of Mandya, was allegedly suffering from depression. It is learnt that Shobha was upset after she was told that she was a victim of black magic. On Wednesday, she reached office at 8 am. A few hours later, she jumped off from 4th floor.

Bengaluru: The Banaswadi police arrested two youths for sexually assaulting their friend on the pretext of dropping her home here on Wednesday. Although the incident occurred on January 13, the police arrested the duo – Thimmanna Uthappa and Ayub, Yemen national – on Wednesday, following a complaint by the victim.

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Bengaluru: Anguished over rejections by her lover, a woman threw acid on him before attacking him with a blade at Vijayanagar here on Monday. The victim Jayakumar (32) has been admitted to a private hospital with deep cuts on his face and burn injuries. The Vijayanagar police have arrested Lidiya (26), a nurse in-charge at a private hospital.

Bengaluru: After a housekeeping staff was injured when a portion of the ceiling came off at Mantri Mall on Monday, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has withdrawn the Occupancy Certificate awarded to the Mantri Developers. Hence, the business activities will be suspended at the mall, temporarily.

Bengaluru: A 45-year-old housekeeping staff was critically injured when a portion of the rear wall of Mantri Mall on Sampige Road caved in on Monday. The injured is identified as Lakshmamma. She has been rushed to the hospital and her condition is said to be critical. Another person is also learnt to have sustained injuries, but details are awaited. Sources said the rear wall of the mall is said to have collapsed as the AC pipe had snapped off. This resulted in water getting stored and eventually led to caving in off the wall, as reported by a news channel.

Bengaluru: A 32-year-old constable attached Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) allegedly committed suicide at the Kempegowda International Airport Gate no 2 here on Monday. The deceased is identified as Suresh Gaikwad of Mahararashtra. According to the police, Suresh shot himself from his rifle and allegedly ended his life. The Kempegowda airport police have registered the case and are investigating.​

Bengaluru: A girl was allegedly molested by a BMTC driver and conductor on Route no 500 C. Narrating her ordeal on Facebook, the victim stated that she would have met Nirbhaya's fate, if she had not jumped out of the moving bus, to protect herself from the molesters.

Bengaluru: An alleged affair between an advocate and a female panchayat development officer ended in tragedy after the woman’s husband and father-in-law fatally shot the advocate on finding the duo in her car near Acharya College in Soladevanahalli in North Bengaluru. Later, the woman committed suicide at a lodge after admitting her lover at a private hospital in the locality.

Bengaluru: A 32-year-old advocate was shot down by an unidentified man near Acharya College here in the city on Friday. The victim is identified as Amit Keshavmurthy (32). Amit was admitted to a private hospital near Peenya 8th Mile by a woman, who left the scene, later. Sources said police are now trying to trace the woman who brought Keshav to the hospital in a white Swift car. Reasons behind the murder is not known, yet.

Bengaluru: In yet another incident of attack on North-easterners, the Banaswadi police have taken three persons including two senior citizens for allegedly assaulting a Mizoram youth over vehicle parking.  The arrested are Clifford Wilson, 80, a retired Chief Security Officer with ITC, his son Carlton Wilson, 56, a retired school principal and Lynn Wilson, 54, an Assistant Manager with a private bank and all residents of RS Palya in Banasawadi. 

Bengaluru: The Vidhana Soudha police have registered a case against unknown persons for misusing HC logo to create a Facebook account containing objectionable images. The case was registered under the Information Technology Act based on a complaint filed by the registrar of the High court on Monday. “We are trying to trace down the account holder through IP address. We are also communicating with the authorities concerned to close down the FB account,” said the police.

Bengaluru: A schoogirl who was returning home from school was allegedly molested by a youth in Vyalikaval police station limits on Tuesday. The youth who is said to be in his 20s held her and allegedly molested her on the road. As she raised an alarm, passersby rushed to her rescue. However, he managed to escape. It is learnt that the youth was allegedly under the influence of narcotic substances. Vyalikaval police have registered a case in this regard and are investigating.  

Bengaluru: A 21-year-old third-year management student was found hanging in his PG accommodation at New Thippasandra. The deceased is identified as Sharif who hailed from Andhra Pradesh. The incident came to light when his roommate Pramil Arjun came to the room in the evening and found Sharif dead.  In another incident, Manjula (23) was found hanging at her house in Mico Layout. Police are yet to investigate the reasons that led Manjula to take the extreme decision.   

Bengaluru: An electrician died of electrocution after he came in contact with a live wire while working near Yelahanka police station on Tuesday. The deceased Sriramulu hailed from Andhra Pradesh. He was living with his wife and two children, who were studying at a school nearby thier house in Kogilu. The police said Sriramulu was working for Muniyappa, a contractor. Yelahanka police have registered a case of negligence against the supervisor. Investigation is on.   

Bengaluru: A 34-year-old man was hacked to death by unidentified assailants at the latter's residence in Peenya police station limits on Monday. The deceased is identified as Varadaraju, a resident of Nagasandra in Peenya. It is learnt that Varadaraju was working with a company selling herbal products. 

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