2 die, 2 injured in serial accident

 The wooden logs-laden mini lorry was on its way to Hennur around 1.45 pm when its driver Saleem Pasha (30) lost control while driving it down Lingarajapuram flyover near Kariyanapalya. The vehicle first hit two autorickshaws, then hit two motorcycles before hitting a BMTC bus, police said.

Motorcycle rider Rohan (34), an assistant manager with Microland Ltd on the Outer Ring Road, and Poornima (26), a resident of Kaggadasapura employed with Infosys Technologies, who was riding pillion were killed on the spot in the mishap.

Auto driver Raja (29) and another motorcycle rider Arun Kumar (40), both from Lingarajapuram, were injured.

Police said the BMTC bus was just heading off the nearby bus shelter whereas the motorcycles were moving slowly behind it. The autorickshaws were following the motorcycles. The mini lorry first hit the autorickshaws triggering the sequential accident.
Stephanie, volunteer lawyer for the South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (Sichrem), narrates: “Traffic was built up on Hennur Main Road all the way up to the flyover. I saw the first ambulance, which arrived half an hour later, stuck in the traffic.”

While Raja was taken to Sri Satya Sai General Hospital, Kumar has been admitted to  Bowring Hospital. The bodies were handed over to the relatives after the post-mortem, police added. Pasha, a resident of Nagawara, has been arrested by the police. Banaswadi traffic police have registered a case.

Pedestrian run over

An unidentified pedestrian, aged about 45, was knocked down by a lorry on Hessaraghatta Main Road near Peenya on Friday morning.

Peenya traffic police have shifted the body to M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital for a post-mortem.

Woman hangs self

A 30-year-old married woman, said to be distraught after being paralysed a year ago, reportedly hanged herself with a veil from the ceiling fan of her paying guest accommodation in Indiranagar here on Thursday.

Shashikala alias Sabeena, who hailed from Davangere, had come to the City on April 24 last. She took up a training course in Nimhans, where her brother Dr M S Anil Kumar is employed, on May 1, police said.

Sabeena and R M Javed, an advocate in the Circuit Bench of High Court, Dharwad, had tied the knot after a love affair four years ago. They have a two-year-old son. The deceased had converted to Islam before the marriage. Last year, she had an attack of paralysis and went into depression. She did not have any problems with her husband, police said. Indiranagar police have booked a case of unnatural death.

Chains snatched

Two women lost their gold chains weighing 75 grams each in a span of 15 minutes in HSR Layout here on Friday morning.

While Malavika lost her chain when a person snatched it from behind while she was returning home after buying vegetables around 9:15 am, Bhagyamma lost it when she was going to distribute invitation cards in HSR Layout 3rd Stage here around 9:30 am.  Malavika's housemaid had also lost her chain in a similar incident three months ago, police said. HSR Layout police have booked a case.

ATM burglary thwarted

A driver from Garvebhavipalya, who was allegedly attempting to burgle an ATM by breaking it open with a crowbar, was caught red-handed after the alarm went off prompting the patrolling policemen to arrive at the spot in HSR Layout in the early hours of Friday.

Venkatesh Murthy was caught when he was attempting to burgle the ATM centre of the State Bank of Mysore in 7th Cross, HSR Layout 7th Stage here around 2:45 am, police said.

Murthy later told the police that he had attempted burglary in order to pay off his debts. Madivala police have registered a case.

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