Jeweller's son found dead

Police suspect foul play, looking at kidnap and murder angle

 
VijayThe body of Vijay was found in a drain near Krishna theatre. He was studying second standard at Cambridge School, Basavanapura Main Road. The police said that around 8.30 pm on Wednesday, the boy set out to fetch a sauce sachet from the nearby shop and did not return. After a search for the boy failed, the family lodged a missing complaint at the jurisdictional police at 9 pm.

The body was found in the drain near Krishna theatre at 2:15 pm. There were no injury marks on the body but the face had turned purple giving raise to doubts. The police are not in a position to believe that the boy might have slipped and fell into the drain. The post-mortem report is expected by Friday evening.

Vijay's father Chidambaram owns Vinayaka jewellery shop and they reside in the same area. The jeweller has two boys and Vijay was the youngest. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Vijay’s uncle Vinay Kumar said that initially they thought that he was kidnapped and were expecting a call from the kidnappers. “But, once the news spread, it seems the kidnappers killed or left him somewhere,” he added.

H G Thippeswamy, K R Puram Police Inspector also thinks that it is not an unnatural death and there is some foul play. “It is definitely not a natural death. Things will become clear once we get the post-mortem report,” he said.

Though family members claim that they don't have any enemies, sources believe that the boy’s death is linked to film-related activities.

Chidambaram had produced a few Kannada films and had some friction with a section of people.

Engineer killed in accident

A 23-year-old civil engineer died in a road accident after a speeding truck rammed into his bike on NH-4, opposite Kenna Metals (old Widia factory) on Wednesday night.

Chandra Kumar, working for a private firm, was on his way home when the accident occurred. The truck driver is absconding.

2 arrested for murder

JJ Nagar police cracked a murder case by arresting two youths on Thursday. Imran Khan alias Ashraf Khan (20) and his associate Tabaresh were arrested in connection with the murder. On October 19, the accused stabbed Shahid Pasha (20) over a financial dispute. Pasha succumbed on way to a hospital.

Youth run over

A youth (aged around 28 years) accidentally got came under the wheels of a train while trying to cross the track near Kino Railway bridge on Thursday morning. The police are yet to collect the details and the body has been shifted to Victoria Hospital.

Two held for vehicle theft

Two teenagers have been arrested by the city police in connection with several vehicle theft cases. A car worth Rs five lakh and five two-wheelers were recovered from their possession by the Kumaraswamy Layout police.

C Harish (18) and Krishna (19), residents of Kanakapur Main Road, had allegedly lifted a car from D J Halli Police Station limits. They had also stolen five bikes in Kumaraswamy Layout Police Station limits.

Traffic warden’s ‘shoe’ of strength

A lady traffic warden posted at Bapujinagar junction on Mysore Road was seen in the thick of action with her shoe in hand while venting out anger on a car owner on Thursday morning.

Gangavathi, a contract warden posted at the junction behind Gali Anjaneya temple, was in no mood to listen to anybody after she got into an altercation with a four-wheeler owner. In no time, she removed her shoe and started hitting a 40-year-old businessman from RPC Layout, who was travelling with his family, in full public glare.

Sources said, the warden stopped the car, which was moving into the main road, as BMTC bus was entering Bapujinagar. When the car driver applied brakes, it slightly touched the bus and resulting in a dent on the bumper. Enraged by this, the car owner picked up a quarrel with the warden.

Neither the warden nor the businessman was ready to go on record about the incident. But both landed at the Byatrayanapura police station. However, the police managed to pacify them.

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