Worker dies after falling into open lift shaft

A worker died after accidentally falling from the first floor of an under-construction building in Rajajinagar 5th Block, north Bengaluru, around Sunday midnight.

Nagaraj, a native of Arsikere, Hassan district, was sleeping on the first floor of the building located at 64th Cross. Heavily drunk, he woke up around midnight to relieve himself. As he walked to find a place where he could urinate, he slipped into the open lift shaft. Sambayya, a fellow construction worker, was woken up by a loud thud.

He ran up to the shaft to see what happened and was stunned to find Nagaraj bleeding. He ran down and took him to hospital but it was too late.

Nagaraj had arrived in Bengaluru just two weeks ago and was working at the building site alongside 15 other workers. The jurisdictional Rajajinagar police have booked the contractor for causing death due to negligence under IPC 304A.

Gang robs bizman of Rs 3L

A gang of five robbed a businessman of Rs 3 lakh in cash in Vijayanagar on Monday.  Kedarnath, a resident of SVG Nagar, was riding home when the gang tailed him on two motorcycles. The gang rear-ended his two-wheeler as he reached Sampige Layout and waylaid him as he fell off.

Brandishing lethal weapons, the men robbed him and rode off. Kedarnath told the police that the robbers were wearing helmet and that the number plates of their motorcycles were covered with pieces of cloth.

Police are looking into surveillance camera footage to identify the robbers whom they suspect to be known to the victim. Kedarnath runs a firm named Bhavani Enterprises in Moodalapalya.
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