Doctor dies as car runs bike over

A doctor was killed on the spot and his wife injured after a car ran over their bike opposite BWSSB office on Vidyaranyapura main road on Saturday.

The deceased is Vithal Kumar, 41, a resident of Vidyaranyapura. His wife Shwetha, 35, a homemaker, is being treated for fractures on her leg.

The accident occurred around 4 pm when the victims were on their way to Nanjappa Circle. Vijay Benzer, 38, a techie from Balaji Layout, lost control of the car when he approached the BWSSB office and hit the bike from behind. Kumar was taken to MS Ramaiah Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival, police said. The police arrested Benzer and seized his car.

Labourer murdered

A 25-year-old construction labourer was bludgeoned and stabbed to death by his friend on Friday night over an affair with the latter’s wife in Kadugodi. The deceased, Kashi Mahanta, is a native of Kolkata and was living in a makeshift shed along with other labourers, close to a multi-storey commercial building in Chikkabanahalli where they were working.

According to the police, Mahanta had an illicit relationship with his friend Prem Kumar Samanth’s wife. Samanth saw the two together on Thursday when he returned home from work, police said. On Friday night, after Samanth came back from work, he picked a quarrel with Mahanta.

Samanth bludgeoned Mahanta with a hammer and stabbed him in the neck, killing him on the spot. A few neighbours who heard the commotion rushed to the spot and caught Samanth, who told the police that he had warned Mahanta to stay away from his wife, but in vain.

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