Police job aspirant dies during endurance test

Last Updated 23 June 2014, 19:36 IST

A 21-year-old youth who was taking part in the endurance test for recruitment of constables died of cardiac arrest here on Monday.

Chandrashekar Ananthappa, a resident of Attibele, was participating in the 1,600-metre run, when he collapsed on the track. The endurance test was being conducted at the Karnataka State Reserve Police parade grounds in Koramangala. He was immediately shifted to St John’s Hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said.

Ananthappa was a final year BCom student at Swamy Vivekananda College in Chandapura. He was one among the 500 candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

Woman killed

A 38-year-old woman was strangulated to death allegedly by her paramour at her house in Pillaganahalli in Hulimavu police limits on late Sunday night.

The deceased has been identified as Varalakshmi. Her husband had deserted her on the ground that she failed to bear a child. She was living with Shivaiah, a native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh for the past two years. Shivaiah used to work as a plumber while Varalakshmi was employed at a shop, police said.

Varalakshmi, on learning Shivaiah had become close to his younger brother's wife, asked him to move out. However, he stayed put.

The two picked a quarrel on Sunday night over the issue, following which, Shivaiah strangulated her with a towel before fleeing, police said.

The incident came to light after the house owner noticed that the door was locked from outside.  He opened the door only to find Varalakshmi dead, police added.

(Published 23 June 2014, 19:30 IST)

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