Teenager bludgeons brother to death

A teenager bludgeoned his elder brother to death at their house in Kamalanagar on Friday morning. Gangadhar, 19, has been arrested for the murder of his brother, Muni, 21.

According to Sada, a neighbour, the brothers, both coolies, had a tiff on Thursday evening with Muni hitting Gangadhar on his head with a club. He suspected that an enraged Gangadhar, nursing a vengeful grudge, might have killed his brother. The latter was asleep.

Shivaiah, another neighbour, said, that they were taken aback when Gangadhar dragged out the body of Muni, covered with a blanket and conducted pooja and lighted incense sticks. When asked, he claimed that Muni had died after an accidental fall from the terrace of the house. A suspicious Shivaiah who entered the one-room tenement, saw blood on the pillow and the room besides the stone grinder with blood stains on it, leading him to surmise it was murder. He alerted the Basaveshwaranagar police.

The brothers were living with their septuagenarian father, Chandrappa, and all the three are said to be chronic alcoholics. Varalakshmi, the daughter of Chandrappa, said Muni had assaulted her father a year ago after he (Chandrappa) refused to give him money for alcohol.

Two killed in accidents

Two men were killed in separate accidents in the City on Thursday night.
Mohamed Sahin Khan, 18, a ragpicker, was knocked down by a speeding water tanker on Old Airport Road late night.

Khan’s family and several others from his village in West Bengal migrated to the City many years ago and resided at a slum near Kadubeesanahalli. On Thursday night, Khan had gone out with Rusul Mohammed, his friend from the same area, to sell off the rags they collected at Domlur. As they were returning from Domlur to Kadubeesanahalli, pushing the garbage cart, the water tanker mowed Khan down. He was killed on the spot. Mohammed escaped with minor injuries. The water tanker driver abandoned the vehicle and fled from the scene. Airport Road Traffic Police have registered a case. 

In another case, Lakshminarasimhaiah, 40, a resident of ID Halli in Madhugiri taluk, was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Ramana Maharshi Road. Policemen on night patrolling spotted him lying seriously injured by the roadside and shifted him to KC General Hospital where the doctors referred him to Nimhans as he had suffered a severe head injury. He died on Friday.
The police traced the identity of the dead using his wife’s cellphone number found in his pocket diary. Sadashivanagar traffic police have registered a case.

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