Two drunk men end lives

Two drunk men end lives

Two drunk men end lives

Two men said to be addicted to liquor, hanged themselves in two separate incidents in the City on Sunday night.

A 35-year-old man was found hanging at his house, in Jyothi Nagar, HAL in the wee hours of Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Francis Xavier (alias Johnson). He and his wife, Malathi, had two daughters, aged and 12 and 15.

Malathi, in her statement to police, said that Francis was an alcoholic and had turned up severely inebriated on Sunday night. She and her daughters were sleeping in the room. Francis was watching television in the hall.

Awoken by the sounds of the television early on Monday morning, Malathi, who thought that Francis had neglected to turn off the set went into the hall and found her husband hanging from the ceiling. HAL police have registered a case. According to police, Francis was employed at a private packers and movers firm.

In the second incident, a 33-year-old man was found hanging from the gate of a commercial complex near Nagarabhavi Circle early on Monday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Sateesh (alias Suresh), a cab driver. According to police, Sateesh was not going to his house regularly.

Police contacted his family on his cellphone. His eldest sister, Puttatayamma told police that Sateesh was addicted to liquor and had lost contact with the family. “The exact reason for the suicide is not known,” police added. Jnanabharathi police have registered a case.

Worker killed

A construction labourer was killed after a reversing lorry rammed into him at a construction site in Pantarapalya on Sunday night.

The deceased has been identified as Sharanaiah, 28, a native of Gulbarga, who was employed as a construction labourer at an apartment complex under-construction in Pantarapalya for several months now.

On Sunday night, a tipper lorry, which had brought a load of sand to the construction site, hit Sharanaiah while reversing. Severely injured, Sharanaiah was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries later that night.

Byatarayanapura Traffic police have registered a case.

“The tipper lorry driver abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene,” police said. The vehicle has been impounded.

Pedesterian run over

In another incident, an unidentified pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Yeshwantpur in the early hours of Monday.

According to police, the man, who, about 55 years old, was trying to cross the road near Yeshwantpur Railway bridge when he was struck down by a speeding vehicle.  Yeshwantpur traffic police have registered a case.