Robbers meet with mishap; one killed

Pillion rider injured when duo were fleeing after committing an offence

Robbers meet with mishap; one killed

Early Tuesday morning, around 4.30 am, Sreenivas, an IBM employee and a resident of Royal Shelters Arcade, Devarachikanahalli, alighted from a Chennai bus at Bommanahalli stop. He started walking towards home as he could not find a transport. After crossing the Bommanahalli-Kodichikanahalli junction, two unidentified men on an old scooter bumped into the techie and threatened him at knife point, forcing him to hand over his expensive mobile phone and wallet.

The duo snatched the valuables and left the techie free. Within seconds after they left, Sreenivas raised an alarm. The duo got scared and the rider decided to scoot full throttle. However, while trying to take a turn in the same speed, they went under the wheels of a tempo.

The rider Nayeem (20) died on the spot while his associate Mohammed Zakir Hussain (29) is being treated at Victoria hospital for multiple fractures. The pillion rider, Zakir, a goods tempo driver, in his statement to the Madiwala police  said, "Nayeem, a resident of Arafat Nagar near Halegudaddahalli was addicted to  chain snatching and robbery. Since I don't have a place to live, I sleep in the vehicle. On the ill-fated day, during the wee hours, Nayeem woke me up and forced me to accompany him.”

"The moment the victim raised his voice, he got scared and tried cruising but lost control of the vehicle as it skidded. He fell on to the right and went straight under the wheels while I was lucky to be grounded on the other side," said Zakir.

Interestingly, while Sreenivas was on his way to the police station to lodge a complaint, he saw the accident and even identified the two. Meanwhile, the techie’s mobile phone and wallet are in the possession of the Madiwala police.

Techie dies in accident

 An ITPL employee died on the spot near Domlur flyover on Tuesday morning,  in a hit-and-run case, said Ulsoor traffic police. The deceased Sanjeev Kumar (24), a resident of Chamrajpet was run over by an unknown speeding four-wheeler. The accident occurred around 9 am and Sanjeev was no his way to work.

Four held

Upparpet police raided few shops in New Hong Kong Bazaar in Gandhinagar on Monday and recovered 5,875 fake CDs and DVDs worth Rs 5.87 lakh. The police also arrested four persons on charges of selling fake gadgets.

The accused are Shailesh, Tanvir Khan, Dayanand and Naushad. The accused used to sell them claiming them to be original, said the police.

One held for murder

The K S Layout police recently arrested a person accused in a double murder case in June this year.
The accused has been identified as Javeed Chand Pasha of Kanakanagar in Yelachenahalli. A gang of nine persons, including Javeed hacked Rizwan Pasha and Sheikh Mehboob to death near Noorani Masjid on June 23 due to rivalry and had fled.

One of the deceased Sheikh Mehboob was a rowdy-sheeter in Banashankari police limits. The police arrested eight persons on June 26.  Javeed Chand Pasha had managed to give them slips till recently.

Murder solved

Mahalakshmi police solved a murder case by arresting five persons. The accused are Rajesh, D S Lakshman Gowda, Sunil, Kumar and Rahul.
The accused hacked Sandeep Kumar (28), who was involved in murder, attempt to murder and other crimes, to death with lethal weapons on November 16 in front of K S R Bar near Geleyara Balaga and had fled.

The accused told police that they eliminated Sandeep as he was harassing them for money.

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