Reformed rowdy hacked to death

Reformed rowdy hacked to death

gang rivalry: Police stand in front of the house of Ravi who was hacked to death at JP Nagar on Thursday. DH PhotoFive men chased a former rowdy and hacked him to death near his JP Nagar residence early on Thursday morning.

C Ravi, 35, who worked as a supervisor at a private firm, was parking his car near his house after his night shift when five men armed with machetes and other sharp-edged weapons brutally attacked him and fled the spot.

Hearing the commotion, Ravi’s wife rushed out of the house only to find him sprawled in a pool of blood. She rushed him to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Father of two children, Ravi was a rowdy-sheeter in the Tilak Nagar police dossiers.
His name was deleted from the police list as many of his crimes could not be proved for want of evidence.

For the past few months, Ravi had given up criminal activities and was working for a private firm.

Woman duped

Two persons who identified themselves as policemen duped a woman of her valuables in Shivajinagar police limits Wednesday afternoon.

According to the police, N Neela, a resident of Hosur Road, along with her relative alighted from a bus at Queen’s Road junction.

The two were to visit one of their relatives, who is admitted to a hospital, on Cunningham Road.

They walked towards the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office, as they were unable to locate the hospital. They approached two middle-aged men seeking directions, the police said.

The men who claimed to be police said there was tension near the hospital as violence had broken out.

They suggested Neela to remove all her valuables and place it in a bag, as it was unsafe to head towards the hospital adorned with jewels.

Neela removed her two gold bangles and a gold chain worth Rs one lakh and kept it in her bag.

Taking due advantage of their gullibility, the men demanded that the bag be handed over to them.

However, when Neela refused to hand over her bag, the men told they had orders from higher officials to check bags creating suspicion.

As the argument progressed, the men diverted their attention, stole the valuables and fled leaving behind the bag, the police added.

Woman relieved of chain

In a similar incident, two men stole gold chain worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a Bangalore Medical College employee, after diverting her attention in Central police limits, and fled the scene on Wednesday.

The two men in their 30s accosted Jayamma, who was heading towards Kalasipalya after completing her day’s work.

After convincing her that they were CID police they informed her that there was some violence in Kalasipalya.

They asked her to remove her gold chain and hand it over to them, so that they could wrap it in a piece of paper and return the same.

The two diverted Jayamma’s attention and returned the wrapped packet stuffed with waste paper and fled the scene, the police added.

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