Four-man gang attacks house of businessman

Last Updated 17 March 2011, 19:12 IST

In the melee, they ransacked an SUV parked outside the house and injured his mother.
Lokesh, who is into tiles business, in a complaint to the police said he was being constantly harassed by notorious rowdies Tsunami and Bombay Ravi.

“After my father’s death, I took over the tile factory in JP Nagar. During the last BBMP election, I got to know a few politicians and I also bumped into Aruna alias Tsunami and Bombay Ravi. These people hardly know me, but they have been demanding money for the last few months,” Lokesh told Deccan Herald.

Though Tsunami is now lodged in Bellary jail, “he calls me regularly and orders me to hand over money to his associates. Bombay Ravi too called me up a couple of times and tried to extort money through his henchmen,” Lokesh said.

He said he initially ignored their calls but when he refused to part with the money, four men on two vehicles landed in front of his house around 1.30 pm on Thursday and tried to forcibly enter the house.

“On hearing the commotion, my mother Saraswathamma bolted the door from inside. The gangsters  swung an iron rod into one of the windows, injuring my mother. They ransacked the premises and damaged the SUV parked outside, he said.
They vanished after about 10 minutes, police said.

Fugitive killer nabbed

A middle-aged man, who was on the run after killing his wife, was arrested on Thursday.
On March 11, Muni Chowdappa (50) strangled his second wife Gangalaxmi at their house in Kaggadasapura, locked the door from outside and took away their six-year-old son along with him. Two days after the crime came to light, police traced the child near Hoskote, but the accused gave the cops the slip.

Earlier this week, he walked into the police trap and confessed to the crime. Police said Chowdappa was a drunkard and used to pester his wife for money. On March 11, when she refused to give him money, he strangled her.

Chowdappa had married Gangalaxmi after the death of his first wife. He has four children from his first wife and a son from the second.

BIAL worker killed

Govindaraju (36), who was working as a loader at Bengaluru International Airport, died instantly after his motorbike collided with another two-wheeler on the flyover near the airport on Wednesday night.

A resident of Indiyala village near Nandagudi, Govindaraju was heading home along with his friend, Nagaraj, after attending a marriage at KSN Kalyana Mantap.
Nagaraj, who was riding pillion, has sustained severe injuries, police said.

‘Insecticide killed strays’

The forensic report on the suspicious death of 18 stray dogs in Madiwala indicated that they were poisoned with insecticide.

After four months, the Forensic Science Laboratory gave the report which stated that insecticide Carbamate was used to kill the stray dogs.

The lab prepared the report based on post-mortem of one of the female dogs at Hombegowda Veterinary Hospital.

(Published 17 March 2011, 19:12 IST)

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