Two brothers found dead

Decomposed bodies of two brothers were found under mysterious circumstances in HSR Layout police limits on Saturday.


The victims are Venu,15, and Pavan, 13, residents of Junnasandra, Sarjapura Road and sons of Bharathamma, a homemaker and Gopal, a construction worker. The family hails from Malur in Kolar district and had settled in Bangalore long ago, police said.

Bharathamma, in a complaint, told the police that her sons had been murdered.

Police said that the brothers used to consume liquor and correction fluid and were involved in a few theft cases. Venu was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board three months ago in a theft case and the Board remanded him in custody. Gopal obtained bail for Venu. Thereafter, Bharathamma had sent her children to the Child Welfare Wing in Nimhans, but they had failed to reform. Subsequently, they escaped from there and reached home, said the police.

Recently, they left home, but did not return. On Saturday afternoon, a few local residents noticed two bodies lying in a shed owned by Gopal Reddy at Chikkanayakanahalli. On being alerted, Bharathamma rushed to the spot and identified the bodies. The police are yet to ascertain the motive for the murder. The bodies were shifted to Victoria Hospital for post mortem, police said.

The HSR Layout police are investigating.

Friends kill youth

A 23-year-old youth was killed by his friends who attacked him with cricket bats and clubs near Pipeline Road, Shakambari Nagar on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Prashanth, a salesman at a supermarket and a resident of a slum near JP Nagar.

A verbal duel ensued between Prashanth and Karthik over a trivial issue, which culminated in Karthik and his friends assaulting Prashanth.

Passersby rushed to help a profusely bleeding Prashanth by which time he had collapsed and died, police said.

Jayanagar police have registered a case. A manhunt has been launched to nab Karthik and his friends who are absconding.

3 killed in accidents

A hotel management student David Lopez, 20, a resident of Cox Town, died after ramming his two-wheeler into a BMTC bus near Banashankari II Stage, on Saturday morning.
David, who was on his way to meet a friend was overtaking the bus, but brushed his vehicle against the bus when it turned to right.  Passersby rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Nagaraj, 42, a pani puri vendor, was mowed down by a hit-and-run vehicle in Kumarswamy Layout on Friday night.  A resident of Sarraki, he was returning home with his push-cart, a vehicle rammed into him. Police said they will examine the CCTV footage from nearby shops and buildings to trace the vehicle and it's driver.

Fake currency racket

The CCB has taken over the investigation into fake currency racket that was unearthed in Parappana Agrahara prison recently.

The prison officials had seized Rs 15,500 in cash during their raid on the barracks on April 6. The raid was conducted following a tip-off that prisoners were indulging in betting. On examination, it was found that the currency was fake.  The case has been handed over to CCB  for further investigation.

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