3 Ayyappa devotees killed in mishap at Kotooru


The deceased have been identified as Nanjundappa (54), Guruswamy (73) and Madaiah (30). All were the residents of HAL Road in Bangalore and were on their way to Shabarimale. The place where the accident occurred has a steep curve.  It is said that the bus driver had lost control in the curve area.

The team had left from Ayyappa Swamy Temple at HAL Hospital in Airport Road on Sunday to Shabarimale. “We were 56 in the bus. After taking bath in Nethravathi river, we visited Dharmasthala and later visited Subrahmanya. We were all in deep sleep when we heard a big noice,” said a injured person.

“I tried to avoid a Maxicab which was coming from the opposite direction. However, owing to the slippery soil, the bus turned turtle,” said driver Narasimhamurthy.
 Some of the injured are Manjunath, Rajesh, Thimmarayappa, Eshwarappa, Harikrishna, Prasad, Gopal Achar, Raju, Nagaraj, Bindu, P Narasimha, Rajendra, C Narayanappa, Ramachandra, Appu, B Appu, Ellappa, Venkataswamy, Subramanya, Srinivas, Sharavana, Venkatesh, Madivelu, Chandrashekar, Shivaraj, Venkataraj, Mohan, Alagiri, Muniswamy, Manikanta, Annamalai, Deena, Narasimhamurthy, Mastana.

Gold worth Rs 7 lakh stolen
Some unidentified miscreants entered a house and decamped with 62 sovereign of gold worth Rs 7 lakh at a flat on Azizuddin Road, Bunder.  The house belong to Haneef Haji. A case has been registered.

Civet cat captured
The Forest Mobile Squad sleuths captured a Civet cat (Punugu bekku) at a compound of a house in Falnir road.
The value of the Civet cat is said to be Rs 1 lakh in the international market.  It has been handed over to forest department.
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