To bring back upset wife, man kidnaps toddler

A man, who kidnapped a child to force his upset wife to come back to him, is in police custody.

tense moments: Students recuperate at the KC General Hospital in Malleswaram on Thursday. DH Photo

Gundappa is the arrested. He had kidnapped two-and-a-half-year-old Chiranjivi, son of Raghu and Suma, on Wednesday night. Gundappa’s second wife Manjamma is Suma’s aunt.
Manjamma had left home due to some problem with Gundappa and was staying with Suma.
She did not heed repeated requests by Gundappa to return home.

According to the Amruthahalli police, Gundappa felt, she would return home if she had no shelter.

He even asked Suma to keep her out of her house, to which Suma refused. On Wednesday, Gundappa kidnapped the child to force Suma to throw Manjamma out of her house.
He called Suma and told her that he would return the child only if Manjamma was thrown out.
Following a complaint by Raghu and Suma, police laid a trap for Gundappa. When the accused called again on Thursday morning, Suma promised to bring his wife to the place where he was hiding.
After Gundappa revealed his hiding spot, Suma and Manjamma went there and got the child’s possession.
Immediately, the waiting police moved in and arrested Gundappa.
A case of kidnap has been booked against him.
Man stabbed to death
A man was stabbed to death by two brothers at a construction site in Hoodi on Wednesday night.

The victim Manjunath (24) was a resident of Hoodi. Manjunath, Arun Kumar and Satish were friends from KGF. The three were into mud transportation business in the City. On Wednesday, they had a fight over bagging a contract from an apartment.

 There was a difference of opinion between the two brothers, which was aggravated by Manjunath’s intervention.

Arun, who started abusing Manjunath, directed his brother Satish to fetch him a knife. Later, Arun stabbed Manjunath and fled the scene along with his brother.

A profusely bleeding Manjunath died on the way to a hospital.

Farmer killed in accident

A 45-year-old farmer from Maddur died in a road accident on Kengeri Ring Road on Wednesday night.

Ramakrishna, a native of Madanayakanahalli in Maddur taluk, who was riding a two-wheeler, came under the wheels of a truck and was killed on the spot.

The accident occurred when he attempted to overtake the truck, the police said. Ramakrishna was on his way to his brother Somanna’s house, who is a police constable attached to the Kengeri police station.

Toy store raided

Sapphire, an upmarket toy store on Richmond Road, was raided recently for selling over 300 key chains displaying dead insects, beetles, moths, crustaceans and crabs.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Wildlife Warden Sharath Babu said materials were also seized from the godown located on Albert Street.

A case has been registered against the owner of the toy store, he said.

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