Gunman accidentally pulls trigger at MLA's house, injures self

A gunman accidentally pulled the trigger of his service weapon and injured himself while on duty at a politician’s house in 515 Colony at Thippasandra on Tuesday.

Ravindra Kumar, a new recruit from the Mandya CAR, took over as gunman of Nagamangala MLA Suresh Gowda two days ago. When Deccan Herald contacted Gowda, he said, “My regular gunman is on leave as he is getting married. So, Ravindra came as a substitute for him and joined duty two days ago. He was chatting with my personal assistants and drivers and cleaning the weapon in the ground floor when he accidentally pulled the trigger and injured himself in the left elbow. He had forgotten to remove the cartridge from the weapon.” Jeevan Bhima Nagar police are questioning Kumar.

Minors rescued
A non-governmental organisation on Tuesday rescued 15 minors working at various hotels in and around Gandhinagar. The minors have been handed over to the child welfare committee (CWC), which is expected to investigate further.

K Ravindra of the NGO said the minors were aged between 12 to 15 years and from Mandya, Mysore and Odisha.

The hotel owners may be booked following a complaint from the CWC, Ravindra said, adding that the minors were paid very less. The brokers who brought these children from the streets got a commission of at least Rs 300 per person per day. He said there were 25 such middlemen operating in the area and that repeated complaints had not resulted in any action.

Held for robbery
The Mahadevapura police on Tuesday said they had arrested one person in connection with the robbery at a cellphone showroom, reported on December 12.

The police arrested Sudhakar, 19, and seized 13 mobile phones, one laptop, several bluetooth devices and card readers worth an estimated Rs 1,25,000, besides Rs 30,000.

A complaint was registered by Manjunath Reddy, the owner of Varsha Cell Care on Seetarampalya Main Road, from where the articles were stolen.

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