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Factory worker caught in machine; crushed to death

Staff Reporter

Sreenivasa was loading sand into a machine

BANGALORE: A labourer was crushed to death after he was caught in a running machine at Escorts & Goetz factory in Yelahanka New Town police station limits on Monday.

Police gave the name of the dead as Sreenivasa (28), a resident of Yelahanka New Town. He was a contract labourer at the factory. According to the police, around 7.15 a.m. Sreenivasa and two other contract labourers were working in the piston casting section of ring foundry plant.

Sreenivasa was loading sand into the machinery with a shovel that had a long handle. As the shovel's handle accidentally came in contact with the fast running belt of the machine, he was swiftly dragged into the machine. He was killed instantaneously, police said.

After autopsy at the Bowring Hospital, Sreenivasa's body was handed over to his relatives. The Yelahanka New Town police have registered a case of death due to negligence against the factory management under Section 304 (A) of the Indian Penal Code, the police said.

Jewellery stolen

A man put his hands through a window and stole a bag containing gold ornaments worth Rs. 40,000 from a software engineer's house in Kamakshipalya police station limits in the early hours of Monday.

Police said the incident took place between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. at Irshad Ahmed's house in 1st Stage, KHB Colony. The Kamakshipalya police have registered a case.

Bag lost

Naveen Kumar lost his bag containing Rs. 50,000 and some documents on Monday. According to a complaint filed by Kumar with the Basavanagudi police, he lost the bag while riding his motorcycle from Malleswaram to Jayanagar around noon.

Fire at factory

Fire broke out at a coir factory on Mysore Road, off the Jnana Bharathi Gate, around 6.15 a.m. on Monday.

Six fire tenders rushed to the spot and put out the fire after battling for nearly four hours.

Shops stoned

Tension prevailed at Vinayakanagar in Devarajeevanahalli police station limits on Sunday night following a clash between two groups over asphalting of a road in the locality.

Following heated exchange of words, some miscreants hurled stones at around 10 shops.

The police rushed to the spot and dispersed the warring groups.

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