Gang assaults engineer, robs him of phone, car

Gang assaults engineer, robs him of phone, car

A six-member gang allegedly assaulted Sajith, 43, a software engineer and resident of Vidyaranyapura, and robbed him of his laptop and a mobile phone, before driving away his Maruti Swift car early on Saturday morning near IAF bus stop at Jalahalli under the Gangammanagudi police limits.

According to the police, Sajith, was returning home from work at around 2.30 am, when three astride a motorbike struck his car from the rear. While Sajith was engaged in a verbal spat with the trio, three more men joined them and began abusing him. Sensing danger, Sajith retreated in the belief the miscreants too had left.

However, the gang pursued him on two bikes and stopped him near the IAF bus stop and forced him out of the car. Even as Sajith sought to pacify them, one of them hit him on the head with a beer bottle and after threatening him, sped away in his car.

A native of Kerala, Sajith, who has been residing in the City for the past five years, lodged a complaint with the police and visited a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

“We have taken the complaint and based on Sajith’s description, we have  zeroed in on a few suspects and will nab them soon,” the police said.

Students drown in lake

Two students drowned in a lake at Avverahalli beside the Sri Revana Siddeshwara temple in Ramanagar taluk on Saturday afternoon.

According to the police, the victims are Yashwanth, 16, of Magadi, and Dhanraj, 16, of Kunigal. Both the students of Saraswathi Vidya Mandir in Magadi, who completed their SSLC examinations just a couple of days ago, came with a group of nine friends to the temple to offer prayers.

After having lunch, they went to the lake where the two youths slipped into the water and drowned as they didn’t know swimming. The friends tried to rescue them but in vain. People nearby alerted the police who retrieved the bodies in the evening.  

Two killed in accidents

Adarsha, 35, a resident of Kaniminike, working in a private firm, was mowed down by a BMTC bus near Kaniminike under the Kumbalgodu police limits, on Friday night.

According to the police, Adarsha, who was returning home from work, parked his car along the Bangalore-Mysore Highway to answer the call of nature. When he was about to enter his car a speeding BMTC bus, attached to the Kengeri depot, rammed into him.

Suffering severe head injuries and excessive bleeding, he died on the spot, police said. Bus driver Shivarudraiah was nabbed by the passengers while he was trying to flee.

In another incident, Mohammed Moin, 19, an electrician residing in Kambipura, was killed when he rammed his two-wheeler into a parked Canter van near Bombay Rayon Factory on Mysore Road on Saturday morning. According to the police, Moin, working in a wire rewinding shop in City Market, was on his way to work when the accident occurred.

Though passersby and the Canter’s driver rushed him to a nearby hospital, he was declared dead, failing to respond to treatment. The police have seized the van and traced its owner, Prasad, to Kollegal. Police are on the lookout for the driver of the van, who fled after dropping Moin to hospital.

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