Abandoned motorcycle creates flutter at city lake

Two-wheeler traced to a youth in Hebbal, missing since Tuesday

South police told Deccan Herald, the passerby found a motorcycle abandoned amid thick bush, at the bund of the lake around 8 am.

Soon they informed the police and the owner of the two-wheeler was traced to Roopesh Kumar son of Sunderraj, second stage, Hebbal in the city. He is working as a computer programmer at Canara Industries in Hootagalli.  

Sunderraj who came to the spot with anxiety writ large on his face told the police that his son has not returned home since Tuesday evening. He had called home around 7.40 pm saying he will be late. Roopesh’s brother Ravi Kumar stated that Roopesh had been to Nanjangud. A call was received from his cellphone, with an anonymous voice informing that Roopesh’s two-wheeler has submerged in water at Dalwoy lake.

But when he rushed to lake site, it appeared to be a hoax. The vehicle was found abandoned on the bund on Wednesday morning. Not willing to take any chances, fire personnel searched for the body of Roopesh in water, if he had taken extreme step.  However, they could find nothing when their operation lasted seven hours from 8 am.

3 yrs jail for mines officer

An officer attached to the department of mines and geology convicted of bribery charges has been sentenced to three years simple imprisonment.
K Thimmappa, currently posted as the assistant director at Ramanagar is the accused.

The said officer was posted at Chamarajanagar when he had allegedly demanded for Rs 20,000 from Najeeb Saab, owner of ANF Granite Company. The company wanted to transport the mining products and hence wanted a licence from the department on September 13, 2005. Thimmappa had demanded Rs 20,000 to grant the licence. He was trapped while receiving the bribe amount near Mysore railway station. The judge of district and sessions court H P Sandesh has also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the convict. Vrushabendra argued on behalf of the prosecution, said a release.

Wife killer sentenced

A man convicted of forcing his wife to kill self has been awarded a split sentencing of 13 years.

The judge of fifth additional district and sessions court Somaraju sentenced Nagaraj of Satagalli in the taluk to imprisonment on the proven charges of driving his wife Mangala to commit suicide  by hanging.

Nagaraj was awarded seven years and Rs 10,000 fine under section 304-B of IPC, followed by five years and Rs 15,000 fine under Dowry Prohibition Act (Section three) and six months and Rs five thousand fine under Dowry Prohibition Act (Section four). The court has also ordered to pay Rs 25,000 from the fine amount to the children of the deceased.

Mangala had married Nagaraj in the year 2006. However, the relationship turned soar when Nagaraj began to torture his wife for money as Mangala’s father Chikkanna Shetty had failed to pay Rs 20,000 dowry amount at the time of marriage. A A Parashetty is the public prosecutor who argued on behalf of the government, said a release.

Mechanic commits suicide

A man suffering from acute stomach ache has allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison here on Tuesday.

Nayaz Pasha (27) son of Aizaz Pasha, Ramabai Nagar is the deceased. He was a mechanic at a garage in Agrahara. He allegedly consumed poison on Tuesday evening and had been admitted at a hospital here, where he succumbed on Wednesday morning.

South police have registered a case.

 

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