Fun ride turns fatal for two law students

Praveen Murali (26) and Nikita Bhattacharya (23) were killed when their motorcyle rammed into the wall of a footpath near the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA).

Praveen, a native of Kerala and resident of M S Ramaiah Nagar and Nikita from north India whose family is settled in City, were pursuing final year LLB at the M S Ramaiah College of Law, the police said.

Both of them had dinner at the celebrations of their friend’s birthday at a hotel in Shivajinagar on Thursday night and set off on a ride towards the airport, said their friend, Mansoor, who was with them at the dinner.

They first went to the airport. Later, while returning, Praveen took a U-turn near one of the entrance gates close to the first circle immediately after the flyover.

He lost control and hit a kerbstone before ramming into the footpath wall. Both of them died on the spot, the police said.

While Praveen’s body was taken to Kerala for final rites after a post-mortem was conducted Nikita’s body will be handed over once her brother arrives, the police said.
Devanahalli traffic police have booked a case of rash driving and causing death by negligence under Sections 279 and 304 (A) respectively of the IPC.

Convicted

A 30-year-old man, who had brutally murdered his neighbour for her refusal to accept his advances four years ago, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a City court.

Venkatesh had stabbed Sunitha (30) in chest, abdomen, and back with a screw driver near the office of the Social Welfare Department in Sampangiram Nagar at 7:15 am on November 11, 2006.

After registering a case, the Sampangiram Nagar filed a charge sheet before the Ninth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM).

 Later, the Ninth Fast Track Court began hearing the case. Judge Ramakrishna sentenced him to life imprisonment and slammed a fine of Rs 25,000.

Convict arrested

A 23-year-old convict, who had escaped from the prisoners' ward of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) while under treatment last July, was arrested on Thursday.  

Anand Kumar of Virajpet taluk was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) for various offences.

 He was admitted to the prisoners’ ward in Nimhans on July 27 after he complained of ill health. Kumar had scaled the hospital wall and escaped. A case was registered at the Siddapura police station and he was arrested at Ponnampet, Kodagu district.

He was also produced before the Second Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM).

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