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Burglars loot jewellery from software engineer's house

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Thieves broke into a software engineer's house in R.T. Nagar police station limits on Tuesday afternoon and made away with gold ornaments and silver articles, all estimated at Rs. 10 lakhs.

According to the police, the burglary was committed between 2.30 p.m. and 4.15 p.m. at the house of Anand B. Sankalapur in Ganganagar. Mr. Sankalpaur and his wife work as software engineers in Aditi Technologies, the police said.

While Mr. Sankalpaur and his wife had left for work in the morning, their two children, one studying engineering and the other architecture, left the house around 2.30 p.m. One of them who returned home around 4.15 p.m. found that the house was burgled, the police said.

The thieves had entered the house by cutting the grills of the window in the kitchen. They had ransacked the house and taken away the gold and silver ornaments and cash that were in a safe, the police said. The R.T. Nagar police have registered a case.

Man jumps to death

After quarrelling with his wife, a 52-year-old-man allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his house in J.J. Nagar police station limits on Tuesday afternoon.

The police gave his name as Narasimhaiah (52), an autorickshaw driver and a resident of 17th Cross, Padarayanapura. The police said Narasimhaiah died on the spot. The J.J. Nagar police have registered a case.

Labourer dies

Kasim Sab (40), a construction labourer, who was hit on the head with a stone by a youth on Saturday night, died of head injury in the early hours of Wednesday.

The police said that on Saturday night, Kasim Sab and his wife, Kavitha, were sleeping at a construction site near J.P. Park in Mathikere. When a youth came there and tried to molest Kavitha, a nursing mother, Kasim Sab chased him. The youth hit Kasim Sab on the head with a stone, injuring him seriously. Kasim Sab was admitted in NIMHANS, the police said. The Yeshwanthapur police have registered a case of murder.

Arrested

The Hebbugodi police have arrested eight persons who were allegedly planning to commit dacoity and seized from them a country-made pistol, swords, knives and clubs, a multi-utility vehicle and a motorcycle.

The police gave the names of the arrested as Venkatesh (55), Anil (24), Sunil Kumar (22), Parvez (21), Sudhakar Nayak (19), Raghunath Reddy (24), Mohan (20) and Venkataswamy (20). The gang leader, Narayana alias Bomb Narayana, managed to escape, the police said.

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