Son bludgeons father to death

Son bludgeons father to death

Rivalry between first wifes son and second wifes daughter

Maniratnam (75) became a victim of his alcoholic son, Murthy’s wrath.
According to the police, Ratnam had two wives and both were dead. Murthy is his son from his first wife Holeyamma, and he had another daughter, Komala, from his second wife Padma. On Monday, Murthy quarrelled with his father. In a fit of anger, he lifted a chair and banged it on his father’s head several times. A bleeding Ratnam fainted, crying for help. Neighbours, who heard his cries, alerted his daughter Komala in Peenya, who rushed to Murthy’s house. Murthy coolly confessed to the vicious attack and left. Komala took the bleeding Ratnam to Victoria hospital from where he was shifted to NIMHANS. However, he succumbed to injuries soon after admission, Komala said in a complaint to the police.

A neighbour said: “Ratnam was suffering from asthma for the past several days. His condition worsened after Murthy quarrelled with his father and abused him on Sunday night. The attack left Ratnam with bleeding eyes and unable to speak. He gestured to indicate that Murthy had assaulted him.”
DCP (West) B Shiva Kumar told Deccan Herald that the incident is the offshoot of rivalry between Murthy and his foster sister Komala. Murthy did take his father to a nearby hospital for treatment after the attack. But he took him back home later. When Komala rushed her father to hospital a second time, he died on admission. The body has been sent for post mortem to ascertain the cause of death.

Undertrial still at large
An undertrial, who had fled from Central Prisons, Parappana Agrahara, three days ago, is still at large. Two teams have been formed to nab Nagaraj alias Naga.Nagaraj had escaped from the prison during a shooting of the film ‘Parole’ on September 7.

Stolen vehicles recovered
The police on Tuesday nabbed five persons from different parts of the City, who were allegedly involved in vehicle thefts, and recovered 21 two-wheelers and an auto rickshaw, all valued at Rs 7.47 lakh.
The Mahadevapura police arrested three persons and recovered seven two-wheelers and an auto rickshaw worth Rs 3 lakh on Tuesday. The accused are Shiva of Basavannanagar, Ramachandra of Tigalarapalya and Narayanswamy of Hudi.
They were picked up from Hudi circle. When grilled they admitted that they had joined hands with one Murali and stolen seven vehicles and wanted to sell them near Hudi circle. They had stolen the bikes from HSR Layout and Mahadevapura. Search is on to arrest Murali, said the police.

In another incident, an HDFC Bank worker landed in JB Nagar police net while he was trying to sell a stolen bike near a bus stop. The police recovered 12 bikes worth Rs 3.77 lakh from the accused Venugopal of Mangalapalli in Chittor district in Andhra Pradesh. He was staying at Kaggadasapura in CV Ramannagar. He had stolen bikes from JB Nagar, Indiranagar, HAL, Whitefield and Vijaynagar. He used to sell bikes after changing the name plates, added the police. The SJ Park police arrested Anand of Kalasipalya and recovered two bikes from him. Anand had used a duplicate key to steal the bikes.

Woman robbed
An unidentified person robbed a woman of her gold chain worth more than Rs 40,000 in JP Nagar in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred on 18th main, 2nd phase, when victim Geetha Prabhakar, was on her way to a tailoring shop. The accused came in a bike and snatched Geetha’s chain when she was nearing the shop and fled.

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