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Security guards loot Rs 6.5 lakh from hospital cash box

Bangalore, June 17, 2013, DHNS: 3:06 IST
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Temptation proved too much for two security guards posted at Fortis Hospital on Cunningham Road. The pair broke into the hospital’s cash box on a fourth floor office and made away with Rs 6.5 lakh on Saturday night.

The theft was discovered on Monday morning by the office manager, Mallikarjun. “The miscreants broke open the office door to gain access to the metal cash box inside,” police said. Mallikarjun lodged a complaint with High Grounds
Police.

Investigating officers who examined CCTV footage of the office said the two guards had attempted to hide their faces with bits of clothing. They were, however, positively identified by office staff who studied the camera footage. Both men, employed at Max Security, headquartered at Basavanagudi, have since gone missing.
“The guards are from Assam,” police said and suspect that the duo have fled to their native state. A special team formed to track them down is expected to leave for Assam soon. High Grounds Police have registered a case of burglary.

Tailor ends life

Nagaraj, 22, running a tailor shop, was found hanging in his shop near Vaddarapalya bus stop on Monday. He was living with his family and used to sleep in the shop.
A friend found the shop closed on Monday. When his repeated calls went unanswered, he alerted Nagaraj’s family who broke open the door to find him dead. Hennur police retrieved the body and autopsy was conducted at Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital.

According to police, Nagaraj was running a private chit fund and had incurred huge losses. About ten people who lost their money had demanded repayment on Sunday. However, Nagaraj had claimed he had no money. An enraged woman, who had lost about Rs 50,000, is said to have hit Nagaraj with slippers in full public view.
Other investors too reportedly humiliated him. After dinner at home, Nagaraj left for the shop to sleep and was found dead the next morning.

Tractor driver killed

Venkateshappa, 53, a tractor driver with the Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), was killed after his vehicle overturned on a slope of loose earth on the campus. He lived with his wife and children at the staff quarters.

Desilting work was being carried out at the pond in the grounds, on Monday afternoon. An earth mover was digging up the mud and loading it onto the trailer of the tractor.

The tractor was parked on an inward slope on loose earth dug up by the earth mover. After the trailer was loaded, Venkateshappa reversed it to bring it up the slope of the banks. However, due to overloading and loose earth he lost control and the tractor fell into pond. Venkateshappa was trapped under the tractor and crushed to death. Yelahanka Traffic retrieved the body and the autopsy was conducted at M S Ramaiah Hospital.

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