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Autorickshaw driver stabbed, robbed of cash and cellphone Crime Notes

Special Correspondent

The culprits escaped from the scene in the vehicle

BANGALORE: Armed men stabbed a young autorickshaw driver and robbed him of Rs. 1,700 and a mobile phone on Old Madras Road on Thursday night. Later, the robbers drove away the autorickshaw.

According to the police, around 10.30 p.m. four men boarded B.C. Ravi Kumar’s autorickshaw near the tin factory and asked him to drop them at NGEF.

On nearing the Mutthu Mariyamma temple on Old Madras Road, one of the passengers asked the driver to stop as he wanted to relieve himself.

When Ravi Kumar (20) obliged, one of the passengers got down and dragged the driver out of the vehicle. Later, the robbers snatched the cash and mobile phone from Ravi Kumar, stabbed him with a knife and escaped in his autorickshaw, the police said.

On a complaint by Ravi Kumar, the K.R. Puram police have registered a case.

Chain snatched

A youth snatched a gold chain worth Rs. 13,000 from a woman near the corporation bus stop on Thursday.

The police said that around 1.30 p.m. the youth snatched the chain from Padma, a resident of National Games Village in Koramangala, as soon as she alighted from a BMTC bus.

On a complaint by Padma, the Ulsoor Gate police have registered a case.

Stabbed

A 33-year-old man was seriously injured when three persons stabbed him in the neck in Viveknagar police station limits on Friday.

The police said the incident occurred around 11.30 a.m. on Koramangala Inner Ring Road.

A seriously injured Chittu alias Paramesh of Basaveshwaranagar is battling for his life in a private hospital. The Viveknagar police have registered a case of attempt to murder.

Two killed

Two men were killed in as many road accidents in the city since Thursday evening. Jayasheelan (34), a resident of K.R. Puram, was killed on the spot when a BMTC bus ran over him near NGEF bus stand on Old Madras Road on Friday.

The police said that around 6.45 a.m. a car hit Jayasheelan while he was selling “idlis” near the bus stand.

As he fell on the road the bus ran over him.

The Indiranagar traffic police have registered a case.

In the other incident, Ramalingaiah (33), an autorickshaw driver, was killed when his vehicle overturned in Kamakshipalya traffic police station limits on Thursday. The incident took place around 6 p.m. near Ramalingaiah’s house in Kottigepalya, the police said.

Suicides

A labourer committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Maraganahalli on Bannerghatta Road on Thursday.

The MICO Layout police, who have registered a case, gave his name as Shivaraj (29) of Tamil Nadu.

The police said Shivaraj was suffering from chronic stomach pain.

In another incident, an autorickshaw driver committed suicide by jumping from the Nandini Layout bus stand building on Thursday evening.

The police gave his name as Gangadhar (28) of Channarayapatna taluk in Hassan district.

A father of two, Gangadhar used to drive autorickshaws after taking them on hire from owners. He was depressed as was unable to get an autorickshaw on hire for the past 15 days, the police said.

Seized

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) staff on Thursday raided two shops on Brigade Road, arrested two youths and seized 320 pirated video game DVDs, all worth Rs. 3.25 lakh. The police gave the names of the arrested as Sameer Jan (22) of Broadway Road and Muzamil (28) of Bharathinagar. The police are on the lookout for their two accomplices, Mohammed Farooq and Moosa.

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