New Year party revelry ends in murder

In a group clash between the youths celebrating New Year, resulted in a death of a person and leaving two others injured at Kommerahalli village in Mandya taluk, on Wednesday night.

Puttaraju (40), of the village is the deceased, and the injured have been identified as Raghu and Somu, who are being treated at the Government Hospital. Puttaraju, Raghu, Somu, Shivakumar, Bharat, Srinivas, Harish and Srinidhi had gathered at the farm of Krishnegowda to welcome the new year.

During the celebration, they started quarreling for a petty reason, which turned ugly and resulted in fisticuffs. Some of them even started attacking each other with the sharp objects that were brought to chop chicken.

While Puttaraju received grievous head injuries, Raghu and Somu were also injured in the melee. The rest sped from the scene. All three were admitted to the district hospital, where Puttaraju succumbed to the injuries. Rural Police Inspector Lokesh and PSI Shivakumar visited the spot. A case has been registered.

Car abandoned

A car was found abandoned behind Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Kalamandira in the city with broken nameplate and blood stains, on Thursday morning.

The silver coloured Alto car was found with blood stains at the rear near the trunk, raising suspicions. However, the car keys were found intact in the vehicle. Police who arrived at the spot, pressed into service fingerprint experts and sniffer dogs.

The owner of the car is yet to be traced. The car had been taken to the West Police station. The details of the vehicle has been provided to RTO and future course of action would be taken after ascertaining the owner of the car, said police.
Six held for theft

Mandya rural police have arrested six persons involved in various theft incidents and recovered Rs 17 lakh worth valuables from them.

The arrested are Wasim Akram, 20 from Bengaluru, Mohammed Ibrahim, 32, of Tumakuru district, Rakesh, 28, of Mysuru, Mohammed Parvez, 38, Mohammed Yousuf, 34, and Mohammed Hussain, of Ramanagar.

Police have recovered gold ornaments weighing 570 gm, silver valuables weighing 2,700 gm, one lakh cash and LCD TV worth Rs 20,000 from them.

According to Police, the culprits were involved in10 thefts in Pandavapura, two in Melkote, two in Nagamangala, one in Mandya rural, two in Basaralu, one in Maddur and three cases in KRS police station limits.

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