Sisters meet tragic end on 'Raksha Bandhan'

 Two sisters, who came down to the City to tie ‘rakhi’ to their brother, met with a tragic end when a train ran over them near Chikkabanavara on Sunday night.

Umadevi, 28 and Radha, 22, natives of Kalyandurg town in Andhra Pradesh, had come to the City to tie ‘rakhi’ on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ to their brother who lives in Chikkabanavara.

Around 8 pm Sunday, as they were walking to the Chikkabanavara railway station to board a train to return to their hometown, they did notice a train bound for the City on one track but failed to spot another train coming from the City on the other track. The outbound train ran them over, said a railway police officer. Umadevi was said to be the president of a gram panchayat.

Youth slaps teen to death

A 17-year-old student died after being slapped by another youth in Cholanayakanahalli in Hebbal police limits on Sunday.

According to police, a verbal duel ensued between Manikanta and Karthik, a worker, over a trivial issue. In a fit of rage, Karthik slapped Manikanta, who fainted and collapsed. Dilip, a friend of Manikanta rushed the latter to a nearby hospital where he died. Karthik has been arrested. The exact cause of death could be ascertained, police said.

Constable recovering

The police head constable Shivashankar, 45, who sustained serious injuries while trying to nab the thieves who had entered a ladies’ hostel in Koramanagala on Saturday was shifted to a private hospital on Sunday morning.

A top police officer said, “Shivashankar is stable and out of danger. The doctors have kept him under observation for another three to four days as he has suffered injuries on his head and face. The doctors told the police that he is showing good signs of improvement.”

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