Actress held for road rage

Actress held for road rage

The Basaveshwaranagar police later arrested Maitreyi and her relatives Roopa, Supriya and Rekha. The trio are aged between 30 and 35 and are residents of Vijayanagar. Maitreyi has acted in a few Kannada movies like Surya The Great and Hrudaya I Miss You.

According to police, the suspects were on their way to a wedding in a car. They allegedly jumped the signal at the National School junction on West of Chord Road around 12.45 pm. Sub Inspector G P Raju of Vijayanagar traffic police station, asked Maitreyi to park the car on the roadside as she had jumped the signal. He instructed constable Shivakumar to ask for the fine.

“Maitreyi and her companions told Shivakumar they can’t pay the fine as they did not have the money. They said they would receive the notice, but wanted to be allowed to go as they were in a hurry. Shivakumar told them he can’t permit them to do so. They got down from the car and abused him,” Raju said. They are alleged to have slapped Shivakumar and pushed him around. They abused Raju with objectionable words when he intervened. Soon, a large crowd gathered. The actress abused the men in the crowd too, who in turn threatened to stage a flash protest if the police let them go. Maitreyi has been remanded in judicial custody till May 30.

Three arrested for murder

Byatarayanapura police recently arrested two persons in a murder case and seized two bikes and jewellery worth Rs 80,000.
The suspects were identified as Basavaraj (28), Subramani (28) and Manjunath (29), residents of Garvebhavipalya.

They allegedly hacked Prasanna Kumar, a resident of Bapujinagar, to death over an old rivalry on February 4 and were absconding since then. Prasanna Kumar hailed from Malavalli and worked with BDA as a broker.
Police said the prime suspect Basavaraj was in love with his relative Uma. However, he was forced to marry another woman.

Uma, who was a family friend of Prasanna Kumar stayed at Kumar’s house at Malavalli and took care of his mother. Kumar and Uma fell in love with each other and decided to get married. Enraged, Basavaraj hatched a conspiracy to murder Kumar.

Police said the suspects tied Kumar’s arms and legs with ropes, threw chilli powder in his eyes and hacked him to death. They also robbed his jewellery and fled.

Two robbed of jewellery

Two men robbed M Muniyappa (45), a resident of Marappa Layout in Doddakempaiah area of Rajarajeshwarinagar, of his jewellery worth Rs three lakh.
Muniyappa was returning home on his motorcycle and had stopped by the roadside to answer nature’s call, when the men on a motorbike threatened him at knifepoint, snatched his jewellery and fled.

In another incident, a woman was robbed of her gold chain near Sarakki Gate by three masked men on a bike. Leela, a resident of Gangadharnagar, was returning home after attending a wedding reception at Kengeri, when the men accosted her, threatened her at knifepoint and fled with the chain, police said.

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