Gold firm analyst found dead

Venkatesvaran Iyer (27) from Tamil Nadu was an analyst at Gold Mine Facts in Domlur.

Police said, Venkatesvaran was unmarried and stayed alone in a rented house. His parents in Mumbai called him on his cellphone. When he didn’t respond, they called up his friends.

As there was no reply when the friends knocked the door, they broke it open only to find Venkatesvaran lying on the floor. They shifted him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

The police suspect he died of cardiac arrest as there were no signs of injuries on his body. But the exact cause could be ascertained only after the post mortem, said J B Nagar police inspector D Kumar.

Woman dies

A woman, set on fire allegedly by her husband, succumbed to burns in the Victoria Hospital.
Gauramma (28) was married to Shivakumar for five years and both worked for two separate garment factories.

The couple from Nayigere, Hosadurga taluk in Chitradurga district, had two children who died a few months after their birth.

Shivakumar, an alcoholic, had quit the job a few months ago. He used to harass Gauramma for money for his drinks and alleged that she sent her earnings to her parents. The couple fought frequently over the issue, the police said.

On January 14 night, Shivakumar allegedly doused Gauramma in kerosene and set her ablaze. She sustained 47 per cent burns.

The neighbours immediately shifted her to the Victoria Hospital where she filed a complaint against her husband and the mother-in-law.

Murder and dowry harassment cases have been registered against Shivakumar and his mother, who are now absconding.

‘Cheated,’ women barge into chain marketing event

Tense moments were experienced during a function organised by RMP Infotech Private Limited (a  chain marketing firm) at Kuvempu Kalakshetra on K R Road on Sunday evening when a group of around 50 women barged inside the premises creating chaotic situation, reports DHNS from Bangalore.

According to the Central police, the function was scheduled at 7.30 pm. Minutes before the inauguration of the function, the women barged inside the premises and alleged that RMPIPL and its agents cheated them by collecting huge sums from them. They destroyed flower pots in the premises while venting their anger, added the police.

Situation turned worse when heated words were exchanged between the women and agents. The women took off their slippers and pointed them at the agents, all the while subjecting the agents to verbal volleys .

The agents retaliated by taking off their footwear and pointing them at the women. The police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. They also took a few RMPIPL agents into custody.

The police registered cases against RMPIPL agents based on  complaints filed by a few women, said the Central police.

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