Fish merchant robbed of Rs 2.5 lakh

The incident took place when Masthan was returning to his room on Old Madras Road.
Masthan, a native of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, supplies fish to traders in City Market, Shivajinagar and other markets in Bangalore. He visits the City every Sunday to collect money from his customers and returns to Nellore. He has his own private room on Old Madras Road where he stays on Sunday night and leaves for his native town the next day, police said.

Masthan arrived in Bangalore on Sunday morning, collected Rs 2.5 lakh in cash from fish traders in Shivajinagar, and left for a hotel in an autorickshaw, accompanied by an assistant. Midway, three motorcycle-borne men waylaid the autorickshaw near Ulsoor Lake, threatened Masthan, his assistant and the autodriver with lethal weapons, threw chilli powder into their eyes and fled with the money bag, police said.

Youth murdered
A 24-year-old youth was hacked to death allegedly by his friends in Mico Layout police limits on Monday evening. The dead, Manu alias Manish, was a resident of Jaibheemnagar in Old Madivala.

According to police, Manu and Sampath had a quarrel over installing Ganesha idol in the locality. Manu teased Sampath in front of the latter’s house. Soon four relatives of Sampath attacked Manu with lethal weapons. He succumbed to injuries on the spot. The suspects fled the spot after committing the murder, added the police. A jobless Manu was involved in two criminal cases, police said.

Woman robbed
Three unidentified men robbed a woman after offering to drop her at her relatives’ house on Sunday in the Kamakshipalya police limits.

According to police, Nagaratnamma, a resident of Magadi Road, Jedarahalli 5th Cross, was waiting for a bus on the West of Chord Road to go to her relative’s house at K M Doddi. Three men arrived in a van around 5.30 am and offered to drop her at K M Doddi. Minutes later, they threatened her at knifepoint, robbed her of valuables and pushed her out at Subramanyapura.

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