Octogenarian mowed down

An octogenarian, who was on his morning walk inside the Bangalore university campus, Jnanabharathi, was mowed down by a speeding car on Wednesday morning.

The victim, Vasappa Gowda, 80, had retired as statistical officer in the agriculture department. Gowda, hailing from Thyamagondlu in Nelamangala, was a resident of Mallathahalli and was a regular walker at the campus. At about 5:15 am, as he was crossing a road, the car knocked him down killing him on the spot. The car driver, Shekhar, 24, rushed him to a nearby hospital but Gowda was declared brought dead. Kamakshipalya traffic police have seized the car and arrested the driver.

Two end lives

Two people have ended their lives in Kamakshipalya on Wednesday morning.
In the first incident, a homemaker, Bhanumathi, 32, hanged herself to death at her house in Sannakki Bayalu. Her husband Jyothi Prakash is a constable at the Kodigehalli police station.

The couple were married for eleven years and had two children.
On Wednesday morning, Prakash left the house at 8:20 am, to drop his children to school. On his return at 8.45 am, Prakash noticed the door locked from inside and Bhanumathi did not answer his knocks on the door. He broke open the door only to find her hanging from the roof in the room. She hasn’t left behind any death note and the family has also expressed ignorance as to why she took the extreme step.

In the second incident, a middle-aged man hanged himself to death in Kamakshipalya. The deceased, Ramu, 40, was working as a delivery boy with a private courier agency. His wife Shobha works at a garment factory.

On Wednesday, as Shobha dropped their son to the school and went to work, Ramu remained at home and did not go to work.

When Shobha came home for lunch, the house door was locked from inside and Ramu did not answer her calls. She broke open the door with the help of some of the neighbours and found Ramu hanging from the ceiling. Though he was rushed to a nearby hospital, he was declared brought dead.

Guard falls to death

A security guard fell to his death from the terrace of the six-storeyed apartment at Brindavana Nagar in Kempegowda Layout on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim, Mallappa, 50, hailed from Yadgir and was working as security guard at Apoorva Apartments for the last two years. He was living with his wife Lakshmi and five children in the complex. While one of the blocks of the complex was completed, the other was still under construction.

On Wednesday, Mallappa had gone to the terrace to check the water level in the overhead tank. He tried climbing onto the tank stepping on a PVC pipe. The pipe couldn’t bear his weight and gave way and Mallappa fell on the second floor terrace of the neighbouring building. He was killed on the spot. Chamarajpet police have registered a case.

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