Woman's body found floating in drain

A 55-year-old woman’s body was found floating in a raja kaluve (storm water drain) in MEI Layout in Peenya on Friday night.

The deceased has been identified as Venkatalakshmamma, a flower vendor and resident of Bagalugunte. She was a flower vendor near Bagalugunte arch. On Friday morning, she left home telling her daughter Savithramma that she would return for lunch. But when she did not turn up till late evening, Savithramma went looking for her but in vain.

On Friday night, a few passersby noticed a body floating in the drain and informed the police, who retrieved the body with the help of Fire and Emergency personnel.

A police officer said, “On Saturday morning, our personnel went around the area showing the photograph of the victim to passersby. They went to Bagalugunte and showed the photograph and one of them gave us the address of the deceased’s house. Savithramma recognised the person as her mother.”

Peenya police have registered a case and are investigating.

Retired constable ends life

A 61-year-old retired head constable was found hanging in his house in Muneshwara Layout in Doddabidarakallu on Saturday morning.

Govindappa was working in the Criminal Investigation Department and retired around two months ago. A week ago, his son Praveen Kumar, an engineer and employee in a private company, was diagnosed with dengue fever. He was admitted to a private hospital and the doctors informed Govindappa that Kumar’s condition was serious and chances of his survival were bleak.

On Friday night, he came home and went to his room and hanged himself from the ceiling. The family members informed Peenya police that he might have taken the extreme step, upset about his son’s health.

Wife killer arrested

Peenya police arrested a man on Saturday for murdering his wife and dumping her body in an eucalyptus grove in Thippenahalli near Doddabidarakallu on Friday.

Police said, they arrested Prashanth based on vital clues. He had married Geetha around eight years ago and fought frequently with her over her extramarital affair with Narayanaswamy, an autorickshaw driver. Recently, Geetha moved in with Swamy, and an insulted Prashanth planned to murder her, the police said.

Toddler mowed down

A toddler was run over by a water tanker in AECS Layout in Electronics City on Saturday morning.

The victim, Arun, was the son of a painter couple, natives of Mehaboobnagar in Telangana who had settled in the City around a year ago.

Around 10 am, Arun was playing on the mud road outside their makeshift house when the tanker accidentally mowed him down.

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