75-yr-old duped of jewellery

Seventy-five-year-old Bangari of Maruti Nagar, Yelahanka, had just alighted from a bus at the Coles Park and was about to hire an autorickshaw when two strangers approached her. Pretending to be "concerned" for her safety, they informed her of a 'murder' that occurred at a stone's throw away, a while ago. Asking her to be careful of her belongings and not go near the "murder spot" as the police were cordoning it off, they advised her to remove her 75 gm gold chain, wrap it in a piece of paper, and keep it in her vanity bag.

They then offered to do this "service" voluntarily. Impressed by their "concern" for her and worried about the safety of the necklace, she readily removed and gave it to them so that they keep it safe in her bag. Later, they excused themselves and vanished.When Bangari searched for the chain in the wrapper in her bag, she was too shocked to see stones. Bharathinagar police have registered a case of cheating under Section 420 of the IPC.

According to police, a gang is active in duping gullible women of their chains by posing either as policemen or "concerned" passersby.

Chain snatching

Chain snatching continued unabated in the City, with two cases being reported, and a chain-snatcher being arrested.

Two motorcycle-borne men snatched a part of rudraksha gold chain of a man when he was jogging near his house in Koramangala here early Friday morning.

According to police, K K Shashidharan of Teachers' Colony was having a leisurely walk around 5.30 am near Glamour High School when the bike riders drove up and relieved him of his gold chain weighing about 15 gm.  Shashidharan, however, managed to salvage a part of the broken chain.  Madivala police have registered a case.

Aleem (32) of Dodda Mavalli, who had allegedly snatched two gold chains of two women at the BMTC Bus Stand in Majestic in March last, was arrested by the police on Thursday.
The chains, weighing 51 gm and valued at Rs 80,000, have been recovered.

Teams formed

The City police have formed two teams to arrest killers of the rowdy-sheeter, Kathriguppe Linga.

The teams, consisting of Kumaraswamy Layout and Chennammakere Acchukattu policemen, are working on some clues obtained during interrogation of a few persons.
Kathriguppe Linga, believed to be involved in more than 25 cases including murder and attempt to murder, was brutally hacked to death by a gang of ten miscreants right in front of his kin at his house in Ittamadu. Police suspect it to be a case of inter-gang rivalry.

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