Inebriated man sets sister-in-law ablaze

26-year-old woman is now battling for life in hospital

Police said Naveena and her husband Shivalingaiah were residents of Banashankari. Naveena also ran a tailoring shop in the same area. Shivalingaiah’s brother Anbu would harass Naveena sexually, but Naveena had not disclosed it to her husband.

Anbu reportedly threatened to kill her if she did not comply with him. An inebriated Anbu visited Shivalingaiah’s house on Tuesday evening, with a bottle of petrol.

Naveena warned him that she would alert her husband if Anbu misbehaved with her.
She managed to send him out of the house, locked herself inside, and called her husband.

A few minutes later, Naveena opened the door on hearing her husband’s voice.
Anbu, who was standing near the door, poured petrol on her and set her ablaze. Shivalingaiah rushed to her rescue.

Meanwhile, Anbu fled to the tailoring shop, and tried to set the clothes on fire. He suffocated and fell unconscious. Passersby later moved him to a hospital. Police said that he is out of danger.

Killed in collision

A sheep-van assistant and over a dozen sheep died on the spot after the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a goods vehicle on Nice Road, during the early hours of Tuesday.

Kengeri police said that Srinivasan (55) died on the spot. He was travelling with hundreds of sheep, in a van bound for Erode.

At about 2.15 am, the driver of the van lost control and rammed into a canter vehicle that was coming in the opposite direction.

Chain-snatching

Two cases of chain snatching were reported in the City on Monday night. Komala, a resident of HSR Layout (4th sector) was out on a walk with her friend, when two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched her gold chain valued at Rs 85,000.

In another incident, senior citizen Shanta Nagesh’s gold chain worth approximately Rs 35,000 was snatched by a person near Vishali circle, Tilak Nagar.

The incident took place at about 9 pm.

Maid held for theft

A maid servant was arrested in connection with a theft case, and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5000 cash recovered from her.

According to Yeshwanthpura police, Jayamma was working at the house of Narayanswamy, a resident of Goruguntepalya, for the last two years.

On August 1, Jayamma stole the jewellery and cash when Narayanaswamy had gone out. Police arrested Jayamma at Haknalu village, Magadi taluk, her native place.

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