Undertrial's death raises questions

Undertrial's death raises questions

The Nigerian, Okay Emmanuel Chira, in his early 20s, was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at a college in Koramangala. Chira had apparently complained of severe chest pain and fell unconscious. He was rushed to Nimhans, where he breathed his last.

Chira was lodged in jail on charges of pursuing higher studies based on some fake education certificates.

While autopsy is a must for undertrials who die inside the jail, family members’ consent is required for it. Since Chira’s family members are in Nigeria, authorities have touched base with the Nigerian Embassy to either call his family members or get a written consent to proceed in the case.

Car driver robbed

An unidentified miscreant allegedly robbed Ramesh, a car driver, of Rs one lakh near Lavelle Road in Cubbon Park police station limits.

According to the police, Ramesh was returning home when the miscreant asked him for a lift. In the car, Ramesh was robbed of cash and valuables at knife-point. Ramesh has lodged a complaint.

In another incident, thieves burgled a house and decamped with valuables and cash worth Rs two lakh.

Houseowner Kavitha told police that she had gone out for some work and returned only to find the house burgled.