Tractor driver killed in accident

A tractor driver was killed when a speeding car rammed his vehicle near Kundalahalli Gate, Whitefield on Sunday.

Krishnappa, 60, a resident of Kundalahalli was driving the tractor Sunday morning to a nearby tubewell for filling water. The driver of a speeding car coming from behind lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a road hump, and rammed the tractor which was taking a U-turn.

Krishnappa was thrown off  the driver’s seat and sustained grievous head injuries. Local residents rushed him to a nearby private hospital where Krishnappa succumbed to injuries. Karthikeyan, the driver of the car and Ashwath, who was also in the vehicle were injured in the accident.

Porter ends life

A 26-year-old porter was found hanging from a tree in MRS palya Sunday morning. The tragedy came to light when the local people saw the body hanging from the tree. The dead has been identified as Mani.

Police said Mani had a tiff with his brother over a family dispute Saturday night and attempted to end life by consuming poison. His relatives had the poison bottle from him and reprimanded him. 

Four held 

The Burglary and Homicide Wing of the Central Crime Branch has arrested four men on the charge of planning robbery in Shivajinagar. The arrested are: Amjad alias Godha Amjad, 48; Mubarak, 27 of KG Halli; Ayoob alias Daubad Ayoob, 46, and Sajjad alias Chand, 39 of Shivajinagar. Saleem managed to give a slip to the police. A chilli power packet and lethal weapons were also recovered.

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