IISc prof in hospital, burglars strike at his home

IISc prof in hospital, burglars strike at his home

Burglars stole gold jewellery, foreign currency and Rs 50,000 in cash from the house of a Tata Institute professor in AEC Layout 2nd Stage some time after he was admitted to hospital and his wife and son went to stay with him on Tuesday night. 

Vinod Sharma, the professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), was admitted to the Baptist Hospital. His wife and son went to stay with him around 11 pm on Tuesday. The next morning, when they returned home, they found the main door open and the entire house ransacked. The cupboard was open too and some foreign currency, gold jewellery and Rs 50,000 in cash were missing, the police said quoting the family.
Lorry hits bike, youth dies 
A 28-year-old man died when a concrete mixer lorry hit his bike off Bannerghatta Road on Tuesday, the police said. 

Pawan, a resident of Doddakalahalli, was on the way to his workplace when the accident occurred around 12.30 pm. The lorry was being driven rashly. Pawan collapsed by the impact of the collision and suffered fatal injuries.  
3 held for man’s murder

Police arrested three men on Wednesday on the charge of murdering the owner of a furniture shop over an old rivalry. 

The suspects — Usman, 30, a resident of JJ Nagar, Afroze Pasha, 35, and Saif Ali, 30, both from Nayandahalli — were arrested after the police received a tip-off. Police claimed that the suspects had confessed to murdering the victim, Mudassir. Usman had some scores to settle with Mudassir. He plotted the murder and roped in Pasha and Ali to execute it.  

On Monday night, Usman asked Mudassir to meet him at a burial ground near Goripalya to discuss some financial matters. When the victim reached the place, they threw chilli powder at his face before stabbing him to death, the police added.