Mother slits children's throats, hangs self

While Shivakumar (6) died on the way to the hospital, his mother Shashikala breathed her last at a hospital in the City on Saturday, police said. Shashikala's four-year-old daughter Chaitra is out of danger.

Shashikala was married to Devaraj (28), a farmer, for eight years. In the afternoon, the couple fought after Devaraj allegedly sneered at Shashikala's cooking at their house in Hullegowdanahalli.

Annoyed at her husband's jeers, she slit their children's throat with a knife after Devaraj left for his farm.

Later, she hanged herself with a saree from the cement-sheet roof.  

The incident came to light when Devaraj returned around 9 pm. In shock, he took Shashikala, who was still breathing, down and rushed them all to the hospital. Although Shivakumar died on the way, Shashikala and Chaitra were still alive.

However, Shashikala on Saturday died at the Columbia Asia Hospital in the City, but Chaitra's condition is stable, police have said.

Nelamangala Police took Devaraj for questioning and slapped a case of subjecting his wife to cruelty under Section 498 (A) of the IPC. He will be arrested later.

The bodies were handed over after a post-mortem was conducted at the Government
Hospital.  

Banker dies in accident

Debabrata Das (24), a resident of Banaswadi died after sustaining injuries in a collision between the bike he was riding and a mini lorry on Friday night.

The HDFC bank employee from Nagaland was returning home at 10.35 pm when the accident occurred.

 Debabrata Das  was taken to Nimhans where he died around 1 am, police said. Banaswadi traffic police have booked a case.

Man killed, son injured

A 40-year-old employee of a private firm was killed on the spot and his son was injured when the duo fell down from their motorcycle after a BMTC bus bumped into it in Yeshwanthpur here on Saturday morning.

Achyutanand M Shukla, hailing from Uttar Pradesh and a resident of Jindal Nagar, Tumkur Road, was on the way to drop off his son Avinash (17) to tutorials in Malleswaram when the mishap occurred in Gurguntepalya on the National Highway, police said.

The rear wheels of a Hesarghatta-Majestic route BMTC bus ran Das over. Avinash, his son studying in PU escaped with injuries.  

Bus driver Keshav Murthy (27) of Nelamangala was arrested and produced before the jurisdictional magistrate, police added.

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