Bid to sell 'gold' for a song; 1 held

Krishna Nayaka son of Rama Nayaka, Honnali in Davangere district is the accused. Initially, he offered a piece of genuine gold to Uday, son of Corporator Mahadevamma.

It was just an act of winning his confidence. He returned again to give another set of gold piece offering it at mere Rs 1,000 per gram. Uday who grew suspicious lodged a complaint at N R police, eventually leading to his arrest.

Police have appealed to the general public not to believe in such offers, as it may be either a duplicate item or stolen one.

Mystery deepens

After a lull of two days, a missing complaint of Roopesh Kumar has been lodged at Vijayanagar police station on Friday. Roopesh Kumar son of Sunderraj, second stage Hebbal in the city has gone missing since Tuesday.

Following day his motorcycle was found abandoned amid thick bush at Dalwoy lake on Mysore- Nanjangud road, triggering anxiety among the locals. Police searched for the body of Roopesh Kumar in water, but to no avail.

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