Following a series of burglary in a span of 24 hours on Thursday, car festival at Chamundi Hills and Bakridslated for Saturday, city police are on high alert. In view of this police commissioner K L Sudheer presided over a meeting of top police officers at his office in the city on Friday.
The investigators are keeping track of the known offenders who have been released from jail in the recent past. According to sources, there are chances of handiwork of an expert burglar (whose name the police refused to divulge) who walked out of the jail recently, behind the burglary of six houses in Saraswatipuram, K R and N R Police limits. With both Bakrid and car festival atop Chamundi Hill scheduled on Saturday, the police are extra cautious with pickpockets on prowl. Night patrolling has also been intensified.
Tourist found dead
A German tourist on Dasara visit to the city was found dead at a hotel in the city on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Ingird B Kaiser (64). According to preliminary investigations, she is suspected to have died of cardiac arrest. She came to the city on a tourist visa on October 19 and had checked in to a lodge in Mandi police limits. The incident came to light when the police had to forcibly open the door when she didn’t respond to the repeated knocks on the door by the room boys.
The body has been shifted to a mortuary and post-mortem is likely to be conducted on Saturday (Oct 27). All the agencies; from German embassy in Delhi to other authorities have been informed about the incident. Mandi police are investigating the case.