Woman killed in fire mishap

Woman killed in fire mishap

 A woman worker of a gum manufacturing unit was killed in a fire accident on Tuesday evening in Hanumanthnagar police limits.

 The victim, Dhanalakshmi, 38, was a resident of Brindavan Nagar. Nagappa, the owner of the building on Arkavathi Road, had rented out the cellar to the factory. There were ten workers in the unit. Nagappa had also stored some paper bundles in the cellar, said the police.

The accident occurred when a kerosene stove burst  around 3.30 pm and the fire spread to the entire cellar. The paper bundles also caught fire. Though most of the workers managed to escape, Dhanalakshmi was not so lucky. The Fire Department personnel rushed to the spot with three fire tenders and put out the fire.   A case of negligence has been booked against Nagappa, added the police. Assault on copsThe High Grounds police arrested three people for assaulting two police personnel on their night rounds on Monday.

Mukundaiah, a police constable on night duty, objected to a group of four women and two men creating a ruckus in front of the Mount Carmel College on Palace Road.The group of youth, seated on the bonnet of a car, were consuming alcohol around 3:15 am.When Mukundaiah asked them to disperse, a few in the group verbally abused him and also pushed him away. He immediately called Shobha, a PSI who was also on night duty.  When she tried to reason out with the group, one of them by name Vandana Puranik abused Shobha.Vandana also claimed that she was a journalist working with a reputed media organisation and boasted of high connections. She is said to have allegedly assaulted Shobha, along with Prajaktha, another woman in the group. To bring the group to its senses, more police personnel had to be brought in and the six were taken to the High Grounds Police station. Later, they were put through a medical test at Bowring Hospital. The High Grounds police then arrested the three who abused and assaulted the police personnel. The arrested have been identified as Sateesh Puranik (37), a software engineer, his wife Vandana Puranik (30) and Prajaktha Mahender (30), a doctor. Vandana’s claims of being a journalist proved false.The three were produced before the 8th ACMM Court on Tuesday. The have been remanded in judicial custody till August 22. 

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