KHB staffer ends life

 M V Kumar, 32, a second division assistant with the Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train near Yelahanka bypass on Thursday.


Kumar was a resident of Yelahanka Satellite Town and was employed at the KHB head office at Cauvery Bhavan. His wife, Pushpavalli, also works with the Housing Board at its Yelahanka branch as a typist. Kumar from Bellary had married Pushpavalli two years ago. The couple had no children.


Kumar’s brother-in-law, Prasad, told the police that the couple were happily married and he did not know the reason for Kumar taking the extreme step.


In another incident near the Marathalli bridge, a 35-year-old man was killed after he was knocked down by a moving train while he was crossing the track.


The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. The body has been shifted to Bowring Hospital mortuary, said the Byappanahalli railway police.


In the third incident, Shankaraiah, 65, a resident of Garudacharpalya, was killed after he was hit by a train near Mahadevapura.


Two killed in accidents
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the City since Wednesday night.


P Charmesh, 23, who was injured when a two-wheeler hit him while crossing the road in front of Coupon Mall near Garvebhavipalya on Hosur Road Wednesday evening, died Thursday morning at Nimhans.


The accident occurred around 7.45 pm on Wednesday when the victim was crossing the road. Charmesh was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to Nimhans.


In another accident Thursday morning on Kodigehalli Road in Hebbal, Periyannan, 50, a labourer and a resident of Kodigehalli, was killed on the spot after a tipper knocked him down from his bicycle.

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