Accountant found dead on rail track

 An accountant of a private firm flung himself in front of a speeding train near the railway bridge at Munekolalu around 11.30 pm on Sunday.

The victim Sagar Pattanayak, 30, hailed from Bhubaneswar in Odisha, and was staying in a paying guest accommodation facility at Marathalli, the police said.

The incident came to light on Monday morning when a few local residents noticed a body lying on the tracks and informed the police.

 The cause is yet to be ascertained. The body was moved to Bowring Hospital for postmortem. In another incident, Shivakumar, 35, hanged himself at his house in Vyalikaval on Sunday.

A resident of Nagappa Street, Muneshwar Block, he had taken to drinking after parting ways with his wife recently following frequent quarrels, the police said.

The incident came to light on Monday after his mother Lingarajamma returned home. She had not left a death note, the police said.

Dacoity bid thwarted

The Kengeri police claimed to have thwarted a dacoity attempt and arrested four men recently.
The suspects have been identified as Rama, 35, a resident of Bannerghatta; Ganesh, 24 of Talaghattapura; Nagaraj, 23 a resident of Baiyyappanahalli; and Illiyas, 24 of JP Nagar.

The police arrested them near Kengeri bus stand while they were conspiring to execute their plans.

They have were engaged criminal activities Jnanabharathi and Kengeri areas, the police said.

Auto driver attacked

An auto rickshaw driver sustained grievous injuries after three unidentified men attacked him with lethal weapons in the Kodigehalli police station limits on Monday.

The victim, Anthony, 40, a resident of Bhadrappa Layout, was rushed to a nearby private hospital and is stated to be critical, the police said.

The incident took place around 8.30 am at a nearby bakery, when three unknown persons arrived in an autorickshaw and attacked him.

Anthony was left lying in a pool of blood from injuries on his legs, hands and chest. Local residents rushed him to the hospital, the police said.

The police have booked an attempt-to-murder case and are on the lookout for the culprits.

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