Ailing octogenarian man kills self

An octogenarian suffering from various ailments allegedly killed self by setting ablaze at his house in the city on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Nagaraju (80), a resident of Madhwachar street near Agrahara.  K R police said, Nagaraju had low vision, besides being a diabetic and was suffering from BP. He had lost his wife four years ago.

Being issueless, he was living with his nephew Prakash’s family. On Saturday evening, he took the extreme step by covering self with heaps of clothes and setting the same on fire. The police said he may have taken the extreme step due to depression.

Chain snatching

In three separate cases, women were relieved of their gold chains worth over Rs two lakh in the city on Sunday.

Two bike-borne youths struck Yashoda, 48 years, when the latter was on foot near her house on 12th Main road, Saraswatipuram. Though the woman resisted the attempt by holding onto the valuables, she eventually gave up causing the fall of the chain.

However, the miscreants could make away only with a part of the chain weighing 30 grams.

In another incident at BEML Layout under Kuvempunagar police limits, an elderly woman identified as Nagarathna of Rajarajeshwari Nagar fell victim to a mobike rider. He decamped with gold chain weighing 60 grams.

Another woman Mahadevi was relieved of her gold chain weighing 25 grams near Gun House Circle. In this case, it was two bike-borne youths. However no complaint has been lodged in this regard at K R police station.

Cattle electrocuted

A cow died of electric shock while grazing near a transformer at Hootagalli in the city on Sunday.

The cow was grazing in the radius of around 10 metres from the transformer when it suffered a shock and died instantly. Postmortem was conducted before handing over the carcass to its owner.

A case has been registered at Vijayanagar police station.

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