Tipsy man attacks father, dies

A 46-year-old tipsy man died after his octogenarian father shoved him away to ward off his attack, at their house in Vinayakanagar under Hanumanthanagar police limits on Friday.

According to police, Ramamurthy, the son of Narayana Rao (80) and Indiramma (78) was addicted to liquor. He used to come home inebriated and quarrel with his parents every day. On Friday around 4 pm, the parents were out at a function when Ramamurthy came home drunk and noticed the house locked. He got furious and broke open the lock, the police said.

At around 7.30 pm, the parents returned and quarrelled with Ramamurthy for breaking the lock. The police said that Ramamurthy charged at Rao to harm him, but Rao pushed his son away which resulted in Ramamurthy banging his head against the wall. He collapsed immediately. 

The neighbours, on hearing the commotion, checked on Rao’s house and found Ramamurthy dead, police said. They informed the police, who sent the body for post-mortem.

“There were strangulation marks on the body. The cause for the death is not known yet. The police are waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the exact cause,” said a police official. The police have detained Rao.

Priest attacked

A 21-year-old mentally unsound youth assaulted a priest with a stone at Amba Bhavani temple in Attur Layout under Yelahanka New Town police limits on Saturday.

According to police, the youth went to the temple and asked the priest, Meera Bai, 62, to perform pooja as it was his birthday. After the priest completed pooja and offered ‘arati’ to the youth, he hit her head with a stone. The priest collapsed due to profuse bleeding from her head. However, the youth did not flee the spot.

The devotees and passersby rushed into the temple and thrashed the youth, suspecting that he had attempted to snatch the priest’s gold chain, police added. The police rushed to the spot and took the youth into custody.

“He is mentally unsound and is not talking to any one. He said that his name is Somarajan, but after a few minutes mentioned another name. The priest is admitted in a nearby hospital and is said to be out of danger,” said a police official. A case has been registered.

Women rescued

The CCB police have rescued two women from West Bengal who were  pushed into flesh trade, by raiding a flat in Ulsoor. Three persons -  Selva Kumar of Koramangala, Sudhir Kumar of  Dinnur Main Road and Chetan of Mandya - have been arrested. The other three involved in the racket are at large, police said.
They used to lure girls into flesh trade on the promise of lucrative jobs.

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