Cops avert gang war

P Pavan Kumar (22) from Basappa Circle, J Bharanikumar (28) from Chikkallasandra, V Muniyappa (24) from Katriguppe, P Ashok (26) from K G Nagar and B R Kumar (25) from Bewur village in Chennapatna taluk were arrested at Katriguppe on Saturday night.

According to police, Pavan Kumar, Muniyappa and Bharanikumar were close associates of Katriguppe Linga. After Linga’s murder last year, the trio ruled the roost at Katriguppe. They hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Cycle Ravi and two of his associates Gurumurthy and Andarhalli Naveen who allegedly murdered Linga.

Pavan Kumar, Bharanikumar and Muniyappa were separately involved in several cases of murder, armed robberies, assault, theft and illegal transportation of arms in and around the City.

Ashok is wanted in the murder case of Tony and Suri in 2006, another murder case in K G Nagar, and dacoity cases in Hanumanthnagar and Malleswaram.

Woman murdered

The Parappana Agrahara police arrested a construction worker, Perumal (50), who allegedly bludgeoned his wife Susheela (45) to death at their house in Naganathpura on Monday afternoon.

According to police, Perumal frequently quarrelled with his wife, suspecting her fidelity. On Monday, he attacked her with a wooden shaft. When a profusely bleeding Susheela collapsed, he rushed her to a nearby hospital with the help of neighbours, where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

The couple are from Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu and have two sons.

Fugitive prisoner caught

Police arrested a fugitive prisoner, who escaped from the Bangalore Central Prison, at Hassan.

A police team nabbed Puttaswamy alias Ikkalada Rangaiah (44) while he was wandering at the Hassan bus stand on March 11.

According to police, Puttaswamy developed good rapport with the prison staff who even allowed him to do cleaning work outside the jail. He took advantage of the situation and vamoosed, police said.

Puttaswamy, a resident of Cauverypura on Mysore Road, was jailed for killing his wife Sakamma in 2001. A court awarded him life imprisonment in 2004.

Woman robbed

A woman was robbed of her wallet containing jewellery worth Rs six lakh while travelling in a BMTC bus on Monday.

According to the complaint filed by Geetha Narayan, she boarded the bus to go to City Market. She realised that someone had stolen her wallet from her bag after she got down from the bus.

Two houses burgled

A house in HBR Layout near Hennur was broken into and valuables worth Rs three lakh were stolen.

The burglary came to light when Arif Mohammed and his family, who had gone out of the City on March 5, returned on Sunday and found that the front door lock was broken.

In another incident, burglars struck at a house in K G Nagar and fled with valuables worth Rs three lakh when the owner Rangaswamaiah and his family had gone to a nearby temple on Sunday afternoon. Police said the burglars had broke open the front door to gain entry.

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