Fire guts garment unit at Nayandahalli

As many as 20 fire tenders and 100 firemen rushed to the spot and put off the blaze after a nearly four-hour battle. No one was injured in the accident and the cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained, police said.

The three-storey factory building is located at Azeez Sait industrial estate near Nayandahalli railway gate. According to fire force officials, a godown adjacent to it, where plastic goods, cover boxes and other cloth materials were stored, caught fire around 12.30 am and the blaze soon spread to the factory. A few people who noticed thick smoke and flames informed the police and fire personnel.

The fire force officials said it was extremely difficult for them to control the blaze as both buildings lacked fire safety measures. Moreover, the entire area had plunged into darkness as there was no proper lighting. It was 5.30 am when the fire was put out, added the police.

The loss is yet to be estimated as the factory owner has still not lodged a formal police complaint. The owner of the godown is absconding, Chandra Layout police said.
The fire is the second such in the unauthorised godown in the past one month.

Woman murdered

A 30-year-old woman was murdered in her house at Bhuvaneshwari Nagar in Peenya on Saturday morning.

Lata Kumari was married, with two children aged 11 and seven. Her husband is working in Dubai. The victim’s elder son told the police that after dinner, one of their neighbours, an engineering student, visited them. His mother told them to sleep in the next room while she was heard talking to the visitor in the bedroom. The boy found his mother dead the next morning.

Police suspect the hand of the neighbour in the murder. The cops confirmed that the victim had many boyfriends visiting her regularly and that she might have been smothered to death. Post mortem report is awaited.

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