Farmer dies as crude bomb goes off

Farmer dies as crude bomb goes off

A 30-year-old farmer died after a country-made explosive went off at his farm at Bavapura in Nandagudi in Hoskote taluk on Tuesday night.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Gopinath, a resident of Bavapura. He was manufacturing country-made explosives by using chemicals at his farm. As he was working on it, a device went off killing Gopinath on the spot.

On Wednesday morning, the villagers noticed Gopinath lying in a pool of blood at his farm. They found the explosive materials nearby. They informed the police, who visited the spot. The villagers manufactured crude bombs that were used to chase pigs and wild boars which usually stray into the farms and destroy the crops. A case has been registered in Nandagudi police station.

Elderly man mowed down

A 71-year-old man was knocked down by a bike near Navarang theatre under Rajajinagar traffic police limits on Tuesday night.

The police said that around 9.45 pm, Nagaraj, a resident of Gayathri Park, was crossing the road near Navarang theatre when a bike knocked him down. Nagaraj sustained serious head injuries in the incident. The police with the help of a few passersby shifted the injured to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The bike rider Nagappa, a salesman in a private company and a resident of Magadi Road, was arrested and his bike was seized. The family members told the police that Nagaraj had gone to a nearby shop and while crossing the busy road, the incident took place, added the police.

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