Mishaps claimed 11 lives in August; 77 injured

Mishaps claimed 11 lives in August; 77 injured

According to a press release from the office of police commissioner, among the dead in the particular month nine were men. Moreover, six dead and 29 injured were two-wheelers, majority not wearing helmet at that time. Pedestrians too are the victims with four dead and 21 injured belonging to the same.

Among the traffic violations- helmetless riding was the highest at 4,901 cases against 9,261 registered in 2010, followed by overspeed- 887 (356), non possession of driving licence- 306 (250), drunk driving- 227 (52), reckless driving- 124 (94) and using cellphone- 95 (235), and other violations- 9,878 (7,211) totalling 16, 418 cases (17, 459 cases) collecting a spot fine of Rs 19.54 lakh (Rs 19.37 lakh), besides court fine- Rs 2.31 lakh (Rs 64,350), the release added.

Cricket betting; 13 held

K R police raided a cricket betting den on Tuesday night and arrested 13 indulged in the illegal activity recovering Rs 31,065 from them. Acting on a tip off, police personnel raided the shop near Kundur Mutt in KR Mohalla here.  

Apart from cash, a TV and 14 cellphones were recovered among other articles.
Those arrested had high stakes on the second one-day cricket match between India and England teams.

Body found in canal

After a day-long intensified searching, the body of a youth who had drowned in Varuna canal was traced near Dandikere in the taluk on Wednesday morning.

The body of Naveen Kumar was finally traced 20 km away from Rammanahalli where he met his watery grave on Monday night.

Naveen Kumar and his friend Manjunath both from Kyatamaranahalli had been to the canal to immerse the idol of Ganesha, when the tragedy struck.

The body of Manjunath was recovered on Tuesday evening near Rayankerehundi, also 20 km away from the spot where he was washed away by strong current. South police have registered a case.

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