Ragpickers found murdered near Metro track

Ragpickers found murdered near Metro track

An unidentified man and a woman were found murdered near the Metro track near V V Puram College on Sunday.

According to the police, the victims are aged around 30 and 25 years respectively.
The victims, believed to be ragpickers, used to stay beneath the Metro track, where they were found murdered.

A few locals noticed the bodies covered in a bedsheet and informed the police.
“The two have been bludgeoned to death and we are trying to ascertain their identity and the cause for murder,” police said.

The bodies have been shifted to the Victoria Hospital for post mortem.

A case has been registered at the central police station in this connection and further investigation is on.

3 hurt in cylinder blast

Three persons were injured and a couple of houses were damaged in an LPG cylinder explosion at Cottonpet on Sunday morning.

The injured have been identified as Rahim Unnisa, (72), her son Akbar Pasha, (42) and daughter in-law Sadiya, (40), all residents of Siddarthnagar in Cottenpet.

The victims were rushed to the Victoria Hospital for treatment. They are said to be out of danger, said the police. A few adjacent houses have also developed cracks in the explosion.

Rahim Unnisa had not turned off the valve of the gas cylinder, resulting in a leakage. The cylinder exploded when Unnisa went inside the kitchen and lit the gas to prepare food. Akbar and Sadiya who were also present, were injured.

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