Woman kicks up a rumpus at police HQ

A 40-year-old woman from Bellary raised a rumpus at the State police headquarters on Friday morning, vociferously demanding to meet the police chief. 

The woman, identified as Channabasamma alias Chaitra, had visited the police headquarters earlier with some personal grievance, and was told by the staff to approach the in-charge of public grievances. 

“She didn’t file any complaint or petition. She just came to the police headquarters around 10 am and yelled at the staff that she wanted to meet the DG&IGP,” a senior police officer claimed. “She didn’t seem to be in her senses; she probably didn’t know what she was saying and seemed disturbed about some personal issue.” 

As the woman kept yelling, the security staff at the headquarters called policewomen from the nearby Ulsoorgate police station, who later whisked her away. 

A police officer said, “After subjecting her to medical examination, policewomen counselled her. A petty case was registered against her before she was let off. But she did not articulate her grievance and appeared extremely disturbed about something she was not willing to talk about.” 

Cylinder blast: 2 hurt

A ballon vendor and his daughter were injured when a hydrogen cylinder he used to blowing air into ballons, exploded near 3rd Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar on Friday afternoon. 

The injured are Kandala from Rajasthan, 45, and his daughter Pichkari, 7. The mishap occurred when Kandala was standing on the pavement near Incarnation Montessori school and was filling air into balloons from the cylinder. 

The passersby rushed the two to a nearby hospital from where they were later shifted to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital. The eye-witnesses said he was asked to supply ballons to the Montessori students, on their last day of the academic year. The doctors said his severely injured limbs would have to be amputated. As he was a nomad, the police are trying to trace his relatives in the City, added police.

BMTC conductor injured

A BMTC bus driver-cum-conductor was severly injured when a bus ran over his leg at Shantinagar bus depot on Friday morning.

Saleem, 26, from Bidar, said that he reported back to duty on Friday, after visiting his family in the hometown. When he was at the depot, washing his face near a tap at around 7.30 am, the driver of a BMTC bus bound for Electronics City, lost control while taking a reverse and knocked him down. 

Salim said he fell down and the rear wheel of the bus ran over his left leg. The employees at the depot took him to a private hospital. “His left thigh bone is completely broken, even the knee cap is ruptured. He will be operated on at the earliest and will try to get him back to normal,” said Ajith, a doctor at the hospital.

Rs 4L ‘stolen’ from bike

A man from Sunkadakatte has made a complaint to the police that Rs four lakh in cash were stolen from the utility box of his friend’s two-wheeler near the BDA Complex in Nagarabhavi on Friday afternoon. Police are, however, skeptical of his claims. 

In his complaint, Vrushabendra suspected that the money was stolen when he and a friend were drinking juice. He had got the money after selling a site to a man named Manjunath for Rs 12 lakh. He said he kept the money wrapped in a piece of cloth in the utility box of his friend Shekharappa’s motorcycle. 

He parked the bike near the BDA complex and went with Shekharappa to have juice. Thereafter, they sped to Tigarapalya where he checked the box around 2.30 pm but found the money missing, he stated. The piece of cloth was not missing. 

Police, however, see many loopholes in Vrushabendra’s claims. They are also suspicious about his friend. Both the men would be questioned thoroughly, they added. 

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