Briefly state: Bettanagere gang member attacked

The notorious Bettanagere rowdy gang is in news again following an attack on a member Thursday night.

Published: December 7, 2013 5:10 am

Bettanagere gang member attacked

Bangalore: The notorious Bettanagere rowdy gang is in news again following an attack on a member Thursday night. An associate of Bettanagere Shankara,a survivor from the gang war two years ago,was injured after he was attacked by four men on a motorcycle at Yamalur near HAL Thursday night. The victim was identified as Ranganath,23,a resident of Ganesha Gudi in Nelamangala. ENS

Two housewives commit suicide

Bangalore: Two housewives allegedly committed suicide in separate incidents in Basaveshwaranagar Thursday night. Saraswathi,24,allegedly killed herself at her home in Kamalanagar over dowry harassment by her husband. In the second incident,Rajeshwari,25,allegedly hung herself following a domestic dispute. Police said the victim and her husband had been fighting for months over the husband’s alleged extra marital affair. ENS

Autorickshaw driver dies in road mishap

Bangalore: A 43-year-old autorickshaw driver,who was checking his vehicle by the side of the road,died after a motorcycle knocked him down on the Hennur main road on Thursday night. ENS

Three-month deadline for private buses to fix doors

Belgaum: Karnataka government Friday warned of strict action against private bus operators,including cancellation of transport permits,if they fail to fix emergency doors in their vehicles in the next three months.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy’s announcement in the Legislative Council came in the backdrop of two Volvo bus fire mishaps in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka last month that left 52 dead.

The government has ordered a probe by the National Automotive Testing and Research and Development Infrastructure Project,which is expected to submit its report shortly,Reddy said.

He said the department has been conducting “regular checks” and has booked bus operators for illegal loading of commercial goods and passengers. He also said operators have been told to maintain trip sheets. PTI

Woman held for staging grandson’s kidnapping

Bangalore: The grandmother of a one-year-old boy has been arrested by Mahadevapura police for allegedly staging the kidnapping of her grandson with the help of two accomplices. The grandmother,identified as Gayathri (45),is a resident of Whitefield.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (east) P S Harsha said Gayathri filed a complaint Wednesday that her grandson had been kidnapped by two people at 11.50 am when she was returning from a marriage.

Following the examination of CCTV footage at the mall near which the ‘kidnapping’ took place,police came to know of Gayathri’s involvement and traced the child to an accomplice’s residence.

Police said Gayathri was unhappy with her daughter Supriya being regularly harassed by her husband Sekhar. She plotted the kidnapping hoping that it would lead to a divorce. ENS

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