Playing on tanker costs 10-year-old his life

A 10-year-old boy was run over in Singasandra by a water tanker which was on reverse gear on Saturday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Srinivas, 10, a resident of Subhash Nagar. The accident occurred after Srinivas and some other children climbed on top of the water tanker which had been filling a sump at Upkar Estate, police said. Several of the children, including Srinivas, held onto the rear railings of the water tanker and began using it as a swing, police sources added.

When the tanker driver, who did not notice the children, began to drive on reverse gear, the children jumped off the vehicle. Srinivas, who also jumped, fell in the path of the vehicle. Coming under the vehicle’s back tyre, he was crushed to death.
Electronic City Traffic Police have arrested the water tanker driver.

Two end lives

Two people, including a home maker, ended their lives in the City, Sunday. Partharaju, 40, employed as a labourer at an incense stick manufacturing unit in the area, was found dead by residents, hanging within the compound of his home in Karekal early Sunday morning.

Originally from Gubbi in Tumkur district, he had been living with his wife and two children in Karekal for many years. According to police, he returned home late after work on Saturday night and had a bitter argument with his wife over a family matter. Upset by the argument, his wife left the house with their children and went to stay in her parents’ house early Sunday morning. Police believe that Partharaju, depressed over the developments, took the extreme step.

Kamakshipalya police have registered a case and are investigating. The body was handed over to grieving members of the family after an autopsy was conducted at Victoria Hospital.

In another incident, a home maker, who attempted suicide by consuming poison on March 6, breathed her last on Sunday morning.

Latha, 28, a resident of Ashwath Nagar, was found unconscious at her house on March 6 after consuming poison. Rushed to MS Ramaiah Hospital, she clung on to life for four days before passing away.

Latha was married to Shanmugappa, who was unemployed. The couple had three children. Police believe that marital differences led her to suicide. Sanjay Nagar police have registered a case.

Baby crushed to death

A one-and-half-year-old baby was crushed to death under the wheels of the car owned by her parents on Saturday.

Jayashree was playing in front of her house at Hongasandra on Hosur Road, when the driver Vishwanath was driving the vehicle on reverse gear. The baby was sitting behind the wheels and was killed as the vehicle ran over her, the police said.

Her parents, Jagannath and Maithri, have registered a case at the Madivala traffic police station. The driver has been taken into custody.

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