Engineer killed, three injured in serial accident

Engineer killed, three injured in serial accident

A two-wheeler rider was killed on the spot and three others were injured in a pile-up on the Outer Ring Road near Ramamurthy Nagar underpass on Monday.

The accident occurred when a tempo traveller rammed a road divider after its driver lost control over it. The vehicle then swerved into the adjoining lane and struck Patrick, 25, an engineer, who was riding a motorcycle.

The tempo didn’t stop, and ran over two more motorcycles, injuring three riders — Shankar, a carpenter, Jnan Roban and Vivek Sharma, both engineers. The tempo driver abandoned the vehicle and ran away, police said.

Worker killed

A construction worker was killed on the spot, while another was injured after they fell down from the 4th floor of an under-construction building at Singapura Layout in Vidyaranyapura police station limits on Monday. The deceased is Deepak, 30, a native of Rajasthan.

The incident took place at Glory Apartments, which is under construction. The workers were transporting the construction material from the ground in a lift. Deepak and his friend were standing on a wooden plank to receive the construction material brought by the trolley.

Due to heavy weight, the wooden plank collapsed and the duo fell down. Deepak died on the spot due to serious injuries, while his friend was rushed to a nearby private hospital, police said.

The police have registered a case against the builder and owner of the building for negligence.

Man kills himself

A 23-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his photo studio near Yediyur lake under Banashankari police station limits around 5.30 pm on Sunday, police said.

The suicide of Siddaram Nayak, a resident of Kanakapura in Ramanagar district, emerged when one of his acquaintances went to the studio an hour later. No death has been found and the cause for the suicide is yet to be ascertained, police added.

Youth drowns in Cauvery

A 25-year-old man drowned in Cauvery at Mekedaatu near Kanakapura on Monday. The victim is Suresh, an autorickshaw driver from Talaghattapura.

Suresh went to swim in the river after performing rituals at a temple, along with his family. He, however, drowned immediately. Police, fire force personnel and local expert swimmers are looking for the body.

Cong worker’s car torched

A group of unidentified people torched a car owned by a worker of the Congress party in Bommasandra on Sunday night. The motive is suspected to be old rivalry.

In his complaint to the Hebbugodi police, Lokesh, a Congress party worker from Bommasandra, suspected the involvement of BJP workers. According to police, Lokesh had a fight with a BJP worker, Manjunath, during the April 17 Lok Sabha elections over installing a pandal.

Police had arrested Manjunath on Sunday for assaulting Lokesh’s mother. Police suspect that Manjunath and his associates torched Lokesh’s car in retaliation.

They allegedly attacked the car when it was parked outside Lokesh’s home. CCTV cameras installed at the nearby Sparsha Hospital and a bank recorded the movement of some youths. Police are looking into the footage.

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