Couple donate bodies, commit suicide

A couple allegedly committed suicide at their house at Aijur near Ramanagar town on Wednesday and donated their bodies to Rajarajeshwari Medical College.

The deceased were identified as Vijay Anand Shetty, 45, and Lakshmi, 35, both residents of Water Tank Circle in Aijur. They took the extreme step due to heavy debts and harassment by relatives and moneylenders, said the police.

Vijay hailed from Tamil Nadu and Lakshmi from Mysore. They were staying in Ramanagar town for the last five years. Vijay was working with the Department of Bio Medical section of Rajarajeshwari Medical College, said the police.

Lakshmi consumed tablets and died while Vijay hanged himself. The incident came to light on Thursday.

In a death note they wrote: “We have been cheated by a few persons and hence decided to end life. We never cheated anybody and expected good for all. We have decided to donate our bodies to Rajarajeshwari Medical College. We thank the member of administrative board of the hospital and staff members. The God should enlighten those who cheated us. We would soon be reborn.”

They also sent messages before taking the extreme step, which read: “We are ending our life. Thanks for good and bad.”

The police registered a case and are probing the matter.

Flash protest hits traffic

A road accident sparked off a flash protest on National Highway-4 near Boodihal toll gate close to Nelamangala on Thursday.

The police rushed to the spot, pacified the protesters and cleared the traffic.

The protest took place minutes after a couple, residents of Torekempohalli, sustained injuries in the accident, while they were on their way to Begur. A cab ferrying the workers of Karle Exports collided with the two-wheeler near the toll gate. The couple fell down and suffered injuries. The driver drove away the vehicle without stopping to help the couple, the police said.

Soon, a large number of people gathered at the spot to help the injured couple. When they spotted another cab attached to Karle Exports approaching the gate, they stopped the vehicle, dragged the driver out and thrashed him.

On being alerted, the police rushed to the spot and helped bring about a compromise between Karle Exports workers and the couple. Both parties decided to settle the matter amicably and did not lodge a complaint, the police said.

Woman killed in accident

A woman was killed and her husband sustained injuries when a goods vehicle struck the two-wheeler the couple were riding in the Peenya traffic police limits on Thursday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Premakumari, 50, a resident of Vithal Nagar in Chamarajpet. Her husband Somaiah, 56, is being treated for injuries at a private hospital.

The couple were returning home after visiting the sub-registrar’s office at Madanayaka­nahalli when the accident occurred. The driver abandoned the vehicle and fled, police said.

Bike outlets raided

Senior police officers of Law and Order and Traffic wing on Thursday raided pre-owned two-wheeler outlets and verified documents of vehicle ownership.

The raid was conducted as per the directions of Bangalore City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar as the number of crimes committed using the pre-owned bikes went up in the City recently.

The raids were conducted at 53 outlets including 40 on Pipeline Road in Vijayanagar, 9 in City Market, 2 in Kamakshipalya and one in Basaveshwarnagar. The police checked documents of 686 two-wheelers and recovered 46 two-wheelers that did not have valid documents.

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