Hotel worker electrocuted

Hotel worker electrocuted

Police said the accident occurred when Rajesh was operating the grinder and suffered an electric shock while pouring water into it.

A seriously injured Rajesh was rushed to a nearby private hospital and was later shifted to Victoria Hospital. But he died of the injuries on Friday morning.

Two succumb to burns

A woman, who had sustained severe burns after her husband allegedly set her on fire, died at the Victoria Hospital.

Varalakshmi (24) was a resident of Kasturi Layout in Kamalanagar. Police said Varalakshmi was married to Kantharaj (26) three years ago and the couple worked in a garment factory.

In her complaint, Varalakshmi said the couple fought on Monday morning after she found the picture of another woman in his pocket.

In a fit of rage, Kantharaj is said to have poured kerosene on her and set her afire. She was immediately rushed to Victoria Hospital, but died of the injuries two days later.
In another incident, a woman, who sustained serious burns while cooking, died at Victoria Hospital on Thursday. Megha was a resident of Mangammanapalya near Madivala.

2 held for selling cocaine

The Central Crime Branch police arrested two persons who were allegedly selling cocaine near a skywalk on Residency Road on Thursday evening.

The arrested are Umesh Deepak Shirodkar (28), a resident of HRBR Layout, and Andrew Swaran (26) from B G Road. Police recovered 109 gram of cocaine and two cellphones from them.

Inspector Annand Kabburi said the two had been friends for over a year. “Umesh, who is from Mumbai, procured the banned substance from there and sold it through Andrew,” he said.

The two had a network of their own and sold the narcotic at Rs 1,000 a gram. They would reach a specified location at a specified time to meet their customers, he added.

Based on a tip-off, a police team rushed to the spot, arrested the two and produced them before the court.

They have been remanded in judicial custody for 15 days.

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