Man threatens toll booth staff with gun

Man threatens toll booth staff with gun

The Nelamangala police on Sunday arrested a man after he allegedly threatened a security guard at a toll plaza on National Highway-4 with a revolver.

The arrested was identified as Srinivas, the president of a local milk dairy in Ramasandra village. The police said Srinivas pulled out a revolver when the security guard asked him to pay toll on the National Highway connecting Tumkur and Bangalore.

The police arrested Srinivas and booked him under sections 341 and 506 B of the Indian Penal Code.

Auto driver killed

An autorickshaw driver was killed when he lost control of his vehicle as it rammed an electricity pole on 17th Cross, Jayanagar III Block, late on Saturday night. On Sunday, morning walkers reported the incident to the police when they saw the body of the auto driver, Pradeep, 25, lying on the road.

The Jayanagar traffic police rushed to the spot and retrieved the body. They said he was in an inebriated state when the accident occurred. It is suspected that he lost control over the vehicle as he took a steep turn to the left and the auto hit a roadside tree and then into the electricity pole. Pradeep is suspected to have suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot.

Police said Pradeep hails from Kalebheemasandra in Kanakapura and was a resident of Vaddarapalya in JP Nagar. Pradeep had recently deserted his first wife Shruthi and had married another girl, Shwetha, two months ago.

He was earlier working as a construction labourer in the City. Recently, he took an autorickshaw on rent. The police have registered a case and are investigating.

Boy killed in accident

A two-year-old boy was mowed down by a car while the driver was taking reverse to park the vehicle on an empty plot of land. The boy, Miniya, was the only son of Tenkachelvam and his wife who lived in a makeshift shed on the plot. Tenkachelvam was working as a labourer at an under-construction building in the adjacent plot.

On Saturday night, Tenkachelvam had gone out with his friends, while his wife was cooking food in the shed. Miniya was playing in front of the shed. A neighbour who used to park his car in the plot regularly was taking reverse. He did not see the child and mowed him down. The boy was killed on the spot. HAL Traffic police have registered a case and arrested the car driver.

In another accident, an unidentified middle-aged man was mowed down by a speeding SUV in front of the Hebbal police station on Saturday evening. The SUV mowed down the pedestrian as he was trying to cross the road and fled the scene. The victim was killed on the spot. R T Nagar traffic police have registered a case.

Metro worker falls to death

A Metro worker fell to his death from an under-construction staircase at the Hesaraghatta station on Sunday morning. .

Kamalesh Buyi, 33, hailing from Damla district in Jharkhand, had been working at the site the past couple of months. He was carrying hollow cement bricks to the station above, when the accident occurred.

Ganesh Ram, his co-worker also from Jharkhand, in his complaint to the police stated that at around 11 am, Kamalesh was carrying the building material to the floor above, through the staircase. He said Kamalesh might have slipped and fallen to the ground, from a height of about 15 feet.

He said there was no parapet wall on the stairs. Kamalesh sustained severe head injuries and was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital. He succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon.

Sandeep Patil, DCP (North), told Deccan Herald that Peenya police have registered a case of death due to negligence against the supervisor and labour contractor Vinod Ram, under whom Kamalesh was working. “He fell off the stairs while shuttering and was taken to NRR Hospital. But we have been informed that he died due to a head injury,” said Ravi Prakash, spokesperson for BMRCL.

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