Brother kills sibling over petty issue

Last Updated 24 October 2012, 19:13 IST

 A quarrel over a petty issue between brothers led to death of one  of them Monday night.

Srinivas, 22, a resident of Sane Guruvanahalli in Basaveshwarnagar is the dead. The police have arrested Naveen, 32, on the charge of murder.

The brothers stayed together in a joint family. While Naveen was married and had two children, Srinivas was a bachelor.

A quarrel broke out when Srinivas changed a television programme watched by Naveen. Srinivas did not oblige when Naveen asked him to revert the channel. An irritated Naveen attacked Srinivas with a knife.

Chased by Naveen, Srinivas, who sustained injuries on his thighs, rushed out of the house. While running downstairs, Srinivas fell down and suffered severe injuries, the police said.

Though Balraj, a neighbour, immediately took Srinivas to a hospital, he failed to respond to the treatment and died.

Cop held for drunken brawl

The Basavanagudi traffic police arrested a police constable for drunken and reckless driving causing an accident Tuesday night.

Devarajan, a police constable attached to ninth battalion of the Karnataka State Reserve Police, is the arrested.

His SUV allegedly hit a car near the Bull Temple junction. When Muniraju, a social worker and driver of the car, demanded that he pay for the damage caused to the car, Devarajan allegedly abused him.

Muniraju alerted some TV channels which began airing the spat between him and the constable. The traffic police rushed to the spot and took Devarajan into custody.
After medical reports confirmed that he was drunk, the police registered a case of drunken and reckless driving against him.

Devarajan was released on bail Wednesday morning. A senior traffic police said the RTO has been asked to suspend his driving licence.

(Published 24 October 2012, 19:13 IST)

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