Leaving key in shoe box costs family dear

 Burglars made away with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs four lakh from a social worker’s house after opening the doors with the key the family had kept in a shoe box on the compound wall, in Vijayanagar police station limits on Sunday.

The incident occurred at the house of R Chandrashekar on 2nd Main Road, Marenahalli. Around 9.30 am, the family went to a hospital to visit an ailing relative. As usual, the family locked the door and kept the key in the shoe box.

When they returned around 1.30 pm, Chandrashekar went to the bedroom and found that the almirah was open and the ornaments were missing. He alerted the Vijayanagar police and lodged a complaint. Chandrashekar, in his complaint, said that 173 gm of gold jewellery and 210 gm of silver articles were missing.

A senior police official said that they had registered a case of burglary. He said that somebody who knew that the family keeps the key in the shoe box, had committed the theft. He said they were questioning domestic helps and acquaintances of the family. Dog squad and forensic teams which visited the house have provided clues.

Railway staffer ends life

An employee with the Railways was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his house in Moodalapalya early Monday morning. Lakshmikanth, 28, was found dead by his wife when she woke up in the morning.

Police said Lakshmikanth was caught in a debt trap and he was unable to repay it. His wife said that there was pressure on him to repay the money by the lenders.
Lakshmikanth sought her gold chain on Sunday night to mortgage it for the money and the couple had a bitter tiff over the issue.

She suspected that her husband ended his life over the issue. Chandra Layout police have registered a case.

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