Tipsy man arrested for manhandling cop

A drunken man was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly manhandling a police sub-inspector and obstructing him from discharging his duties.

According to the Rajajinagar traffic police, Govindaraju, 58, a resident of Bashyam Circle area, who was riding a two-wheeler, was stopped by them as part of a drive against drunk-driving in front of Rajarajeshwari wedding hall on Dr Rajkumar Road at around 1.30 am.

He was subjected to an alcometer test, which indicated that the alcohol content in his blood was 515 mgdl against the permitted level of 40 mgdl.

He created a ruckus when he was asked to pay a fine and abused police sub-inspector Giriaiah, claiming that he was the president of Suvarna Karnataka Rakshana Vedike. He threatened the sub-inspector that he would teach him a lesson for having stopped him, police said.

Giriaiah was about to collect the fine when Govindaraju manhandled him and tore his shirt. Govindaraju was taken into custody and a complaint filed against him under IPC Sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty).

He was produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody.

Meanwhile, the traffic police department, which had deployed additional forces at 129 places, checked a total of 12,517 vehicles. Drivers of 943 vehicles were found drunk. Of them, 939 were men and four women, police said. In Peenya alone, 67 cases were registered. A total of 15 were found heavily drunk.

The police plan to write to the Regional Transport Authorities to suspend the driving licences of these people.

SSLC student kills herself

Akshitha, 16, a resident of Vijayanagar, Marenahalli, allegedly committed suicide after she failed to clear her SSLC examination on Monday.

She was a student of Udaya School in MC Layout, police said. She was the second daughter of Shivamadu, an agricultural labourer, and Shashirekha, a domestic help. The couple’s eldest daughter Meghana is a BCom student and their son Bharath, a class VII student at Siddaganga in Tumkur district.

Akshitha was alone in the house after her mother left for work and her sister to college to appear for examination. Shivamadu had gone to Kanakapura Road for work.

On learning she had failed in Mathematics, Akshitha hanged herself from a ceiling fan using her mother’s saree. The incident came to light when her relative Sujatha came to meet the family. With the help of neighbours, Sujatha rushed Akshitha to a nearby hospital. Doctors, however, declared her dead on arrival.

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