Fleeing robbers ram into tanker, killed

Fleeing robbers ram into tanker, killed

Fleeing robbers ram into tanker, killed

Two robbers died after they rammed their motorcycle into a stationary water tanker near Iskcon temple in the early hours of Wednesday.

The police said the robbers Santosh, 20 and Abhilash, 19, residents of Manjunathnagar near Shivanahalli, had robbed a man of his mobile phones and wallet near Big Bazaar in Rajajinagar and were fleeing when they hit the tanker.

Around 1 am, Santosh and Abhilash with two other men on another motorcycle, snatched two mobile phones and a wallet containing Rs 1,500 cash from Ikhlaq Pasha and fled. As they reached Iskcon Temple, they failed to notice a water tanker parked near the temple and rammed into it.

Head injuries
 Santosh, who was riding the motorcycle, suffered head injuries and died on the spot while Abhilash, the pillion rider, was rushed to KC General Hospital and was declared brought dead.

The Malleswaram traffic police visited the spot and said the driver of the tanker, which was unloading water at the temple, may have fled after noticing the youth ramming into his vehicle.

They are on the look out for the driver, police said. “Pasha, a resident of Kurubarahalli in JC Nagar and a private company employee, lodged a complaint with the Subramanyanagar police stating that four youths came on two motorcycles and snatched his mobile phones and wallet after threatening him.”

From Gujarat
“He told the police he had arrived from Gujarat in a bus and had alighted near Rajajinagar. He was walking near Big Bazaar looking for a taxi or an autorickhsaw, to go home, when he was robbed,” said a senior police officer.

“The Subramanyanagar police registered an FIR at around 3.15 am and got information that two youths had died in an accident and a mobile phone was found on spot. They checked the phone and found that it belonged to Pasha. It was then that it came to light that the dead youths were involved in the robbery. Police are on the lookout for the two other robbers who will be caught soon,”  the police officer said.

Case of dacoity
Santosh and Abhilash were facing a case of dacoity and assault in Nandini Layout police station, added the officer.