3 held for murder

Jayaram, Pradeep and Venkatesh.The suspects Pradeep (24), Venkatesh (19), both residents of Doddaballapur and Jayaram (23), a resident of Urdigere in Tumkur district murdered Anand (21) over an old rivalry.

The victim Anand, who was employed as a driver with a private company, had difference of opinion with Jayaram regarding allotment of route. Anand and his friend took Jayaram to a desolate place in Adugodi recently and beat him up black and blue.

Jayaram, decided to settle scores with Anand, the police said. Upset over the incident,  Jayaram contacted two of his relatives, Pradeep and Venkatesh, and hatched a conspiracy to murder Anand.

The three rang up Anand on August 28 and requested him to come to Marathahalli, as they wanted to buy a car.

They picked Anand in a four-wheeler and drove towards Tumkur. As the vehicle approached Sataghatta village near Urdigere, the three strangulated Anand with a wire.

Later, they threw his body into a nearby tank. However, after a few minutes Anand
regained his conciousness and emerged out of the tank.

Pradeep and Venkatesh held Anand, who was severely injured, while Jayaram stabbed him a number of times. They threw the body into the tank and fled the scene.

As Anand failed to return home, his sister Manjula lodged a complaint with the police. She doubted the involvement of the trio behind her brother going missing. During interrogation the three admitted to have committed the murder, the police added.

House burgled

Thieves burgled a house in HAL police limits and fled with valuables on Monday.
Kadarvan, owner of the house, had left home in the noon and returned at 8 pm only to find the front door of the house broken open, the police said.

Man robbed

Five persons thrashed a man and robbed him of his gold chain in Kamakshipalya police limits on Monday night.

The incident took place near Anjaneya Swamy temple on West of Chord Road. The suspects accosted Kumar, a resident of Kurubarahalli, and snatched his chain.

Car seized for violating norm

A car displaying an upcoming residential apartment painted all over it, as an advertisement, was seized by Deputy Mayor S Harish on Tuesday. The action follows the High Court order which prevents vehicles from displaying advertisements without obtaining permission from the Regional Transport Authority (RTA).  A fine of Rs 5,000 was imposed on the owner of the vehicle for violating the RTA norm. 

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