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Two engg students drown in dam

Last updated: 25 August, 2011
Bangalore, August 25, DHNS: 0:34 IST

Two students of the City-based Reva Institute for Engineering and Technology drowned in the backwaters of Manchanabele dam in Magadi taluk on Wednesday evening.

Police gave the names of the dead as Darshan, a native of Chikmagalur (21), and Nagesh (21) of Channapatna.

Nagesh stayed in his sister’s house at Gollarahatti. On Wednesday, a group of seven students from the college went to Manchanabele for a swim. Nagesh and Darshan, who did not know swimming, entered the backwaters and drowned, police said.

His friends realised the duo was missing after they swam to the bank, and cried for help. A few local residents rushed to spot and informed the police.

Pedestrian killed

A 22-year-old pedestrian died on the spot after he was knocked down by a Tempo near the Rajarajeshwarinagar arch on Wednesday night.

Syed Sadique, a resident of Kengeri, was crossing the road after his night shift when the accident occurred, police said.The driver has been arrested.

Teen meets watery grave

Ranjith (18), a resident of Ramonahalli Dodda Aladamara, drowned in a tank atop the Savanadurga Hill in Magadi taluk on Tuesday.

A first-year diploma student at Shantiniketan College in Bangalore, Ranjith, along with his two friends, went for a swim to the Savanadurga tank.

Police said the boys had not informed their parents about their trip to the hills. On seeing Ranjith drown, his panic-stricken friends fled the scene. When Ranjith did not return home, his worried parents called up his friends who informed them he had not attended the day’s classes. Later, the boy’s uncle received a call from an unidentified person that Ranjith had drowned in the tank.

Doctor robbed

Two men robbed a doctor of his valuables at Matthikere while he was returning home on Wednesday night. The bike-borne suspects threatened Rahul at knifepoint near M S Ramaiah Hospital, snatched his laptop and cellphone, and fled, police said.

Man held for cheating

The Mahalakshmi Layout Police arrested a man on the charges of cheating. The suspect has been identified as Amarnath Singh (40), a resident of Mysore.

Singh had duped several people of money promising them jobs in the banking and defence sectors. Police said he collected information about people and visited their houses posing as an influential person. He even dropped the names of top officers in the defence and banking sectors. To avoid suspicion, he issued his “victims” fake appointment letters, police said.

So far, eight people have lodged cheating complaints against Singh.

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