Tipsy man falls off building, dies

A 45-year-old man died on the spot after falling from the third floor of a building near Binnypet under the Jagjeevanram Nagar police station limits on Monday.

According to the police, Lakshman, a native of Tamil Nadu, had settled in Bangalore a few years ago and was working as a labourer. He allegedly indulged in heavy drinking as he was upset about the recent suicide of his son.

On Monday night, Lakshman came home and started drinking with his friends on the third floor of the building. As he was in an inebriated condition, he lost balance and fell off the third floor. He died on the spot due to severe head injuries, the police said. A case has been registered.

Man dies in fire

A 55-year-old man died of burns after a fire triggered by a mosquito coil engulfed his house at Kathanagar under the Jalahalli police station limits.

According to the police, Babu, a daily wage worker, lit a mosquito coil before going to sleep. A spark from the coil triggered a fire on the bed and spread across the room.
He was awoken by the blaze and tried to escape but in vain, police said.

Neighbours who rushed after hearing his screams could not help him either, because he had locked the house from inside, the police said.

Woman robbed of chain

An unidentified man wearing a helmet made away with a gold chain worth Rs 90,000 from a woman in Rajajinagar on Monday.

According to the police, Jayamma, who runs a provision store, was approached by a man posing as a customer.

While Jayamma was packing the items he had ordered, he snatched her gold chain and fled on a getaway bike. Magadi Road police have registered a case.

CCB seizes pirated DVDs

The Central Crime Branch of Bangalore police have arrested the owner of a music store on Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, and confiscated counterfeit electronics goods and 1,300
pirated film DVDs from him. The goods are valued at Rs 65,000.

Police arrested Aman Kumar, 32, after raiding his store on a tip-off. Bharathinagar police have registered a case.

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