Civil engineer loses Rs 10 lakh from car

 Two unidentified men stole Rs 10 lakh from a car after telling its owner about the punctured rear tyre of the vehicle, police said.

Zameer, a civil engineer from BTM Layout, south Bengaluru, was driving to Bommanahalli to meet his friends when two strangers waved him down near SRT Travels office around 8 pm on Friday. As he pulled in, the men said the rear tyre of the car had punctured. He panicked and got off the car to check the tyre which was indeed punctured. He called up his relatives seeking help. Meanwhile, the two men rode off. Zameer got back into the car and decided to check the bag he had kept on the dashboard. He was stunned to find it missing.

Zameer went to police and filed a complaint. He told the police that the bag contained Rs 10 lakh he had withdrawn from the Madiwala branch of Bank of India to pay the first instalment of a flat he had booked.

In an incident of road rage, a 40-year-old KSRTC bus conductor was assaulted by a gang of four in Banashankari in the early hours of Saturday.

Shivakumar, conductor of the Kalasipalyam-Mysuru bus (via Banashankari), had stopped near the bus stand to pick up passengers, when the gang came in a car asked the driver to make way for the car.

Shivakumar told them to pass through the narrow space available. In the melee, the group assaulted, injured Shivakumar with a button knife and sped away. Shivakumar was taken to a hospital in Jayanagar and was sent home after being administered first aid, police said.
Police have registered a case of assault and are on the lookout for the gang members.

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