Woman killed as wall caves in

Woman killed as wall caves in

Woman killed as wall caves in

Tragedy: The collapsed wall of a house in Kempegowda Nagar slum which killed Muniyamma (inset) on Monday. DH Photos

Muniyamma from Tamil Nadu was a resident of the densely-populated slums behind old Binny Mills building on Bellary Road.

Around 3 pm, a portion of the wall collapsed and the elderly woman was buried under the debris. Dhanush, her 18-month-old grandson, who was playing nearby, escaped unhurt, said RT Nagar police.

Muniyamma’s son Velu, a pushcart vendor, had occupied a small strip of open space adjacent to Raja Kaluve. He constructed a small house with asbestos sheet roofing and was living in it.

The wall that collapsed separates the victim’s house from a public toilet in the area. Overnight showers and poor quality construction materials led to the collapse, police said.

Annadurai, a neighbour, told Deccan Herald: “Minutes earlier, I saw Muniyamma seated near the wall while Dhanush was playing close by. Chitra, her daughter-in-law, was in the bathroom. Suddenly, I heard Muniyamma’s cries and rushed for help. A few others also joined in. Before the cops and other department officials could arrive, we pulled her out and took her to the nearby hospital.”

A one-and-half-year old child too suffered injuries in the mishap and is being treated at a private hospital. He is said to be out of danger.

Two held  for flesh trade

The CCB police arrested a man and woman on charge of prostitution in Rajarajeshwarinagar recently.

Based on a tip, police raided house no GF-2, Ideal Homes, Vaishnavi Apartments on 13th Cross and arrested Mahesh (19) from Haveri district and Sabeena (22) from New Delhi and recovered two cellphones.

Police said Sabeena, a bar girl entered prostitution through Mahesh after a bar she worked in closed down. Manjunath, a common friend, introduced Sabeena to Mahesh.

Unidentified man killed

An unidentified man was killed on the spot when a car knocked him down in Basavanagudi recently.

The victim was trying to cross the Gavipuram main road when the car knocked him down. The victim was taken to Nimhans, and then to Victoria Hospital where he died. He was aged between 28 and 30. Basavanagudi traffic police have requested public to contact them on 080-22942668/3103 for details.

Valuables stolen

Thieves struck at a house in Jnanabharathi police station jurisdiction and fled with valuables. The theft took place when Altaf, a resident of third street, Bharathinagar and his family members had gone out of the City for a wedding ceremony of his relative.

The thieves broke opened rear door of the house to gain entry and collected jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 75,000 and fled, the police said.

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