Money lender held

According to the police, the accused N K Narayan (44) would extend loans to the needy at 15 to 20 per cent rate of interest. He would also obtain blank cheques, blank stamp papers with signatures of those taking money from him.

Mahendra, a vegetable vendor had availed a loan of Rs 75,000 in 2006 from him and had paid the interest amount of Rs 73,000 for two years.

However, when he failed to repay the principal amount, Narayana filled the blank cheque signed by Mahendra for Rs three lakh and moved the court. He also pressurised Mahendra to repay the loan even when the matter was in the court.

Unable to bear the pressure, Mahendra attempted suicide on November 24, the police said.
Mahendra would also hire goons to threaten his customers and many a times he had transferred his customers’ properties into his name. This way he had earned properties worth more than Rs one crore, the police added.

Rape attempt

A woman sustained injuries, when a five-member gang tried to outrage her modesty in a car on Wednesday night.

According to the police, the suspects offered her a lift, when she was waiting for a bus near Konanakunte Cross. They drove towards Kalasipalya and tried to rape her. When she resisted, they pushed her out of the car near Pradeep Circle and fled, the police said.

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