Idol immersion: Youth stabbed to death over trivial issue

He had taken objection to some behaviour of the accused

The victim has been identified as Sridhar (24) son of Gangadhar, a painter, of Parasaiahanahundi. South police said, Prakash and his friends were dancing to the tunes of native drums at the procession organised in connection with the immersion of the idol, when Sridhar raised an objection. He allegedly told Prakash and his friends that their act is turning into a nuisance disturbing the drummers. Irked, Prakash picked up a quarrel with Sridhar only to disperse following the intervention of elders. This was followed by the immersion of the idol at Varuna canal near Srirampura  ring road. All was peaceful, until Prakash and his friends returned to the village only to attack Sridhar, who was distributing ‘prasada’, around 11.30 pm. Prakash stabbed Sridhar in the chest, before fleeing from the spot. Chikku, a friend of Sridhar who went to his friend’s rescue was also attacked. He suffered minor injuries in the melee. However, Sridhar was rushed to a hospital, but to no avail. He had breathed his last on his way to the hospital. Barring Pradeep, who hails from Mahadevapura, the remaining accused in the case; Prakash, Sripathi, Rama, Chandrashekar and Naga belong to Parasaiahanahundi. Police have launched a manhunt for them.

Eerie silence prevails in the village and quick reaction team has been deployed to closely monitor the situation.

Resort staffer held for theft

In a swift operation, Nazarbad police claim to have solved a theft case in a short span of 24 hours.

The police have arrested Naresh, son of Chandrappa, of Papashettipalli village in Kolar district on the charges of stealing cash, cellphone and a four-wheeler belonging to his employer. He was working as rooms manager at a resort near Chamundi Hills for the past three months. On the early hours of Thursday, he had escaped with Rs 25,000 cash and the aforesaid articles. Following a complaint by Fazal, divisional manager at the same resort, the cops had begun search operation.

On Friday early hours, the police succeeded in nabbing him at his native place. However, he had spent about Rs 1,500 of the total amount on fuel and food. The police team consisted of SIs Madhu and Guruprasad, head constables Devaraj Urs and Sanna Shetty, constables Mahadevappa, Madhukesh, Prakash, Srinivas, Bannaiah and Chowdappa.

Cop’s daughter loses chain

A student has lost her gold chain worth about Rs 18,000 in the city on Thursday.
Chaitra Rao, a student of Vani Vilas Ursu PU College is the victim. She is the daughter of Suresh Rao, a constable attached to district armed reserve police force at T Narsipura.
In her complaint to Nazarbad police, Chaitra has alleged that she may have lost the chain while travelling to the college in KSRTC bus. A case has been registered.

Body found

South police have recovered an unknown male body from Varuna canal near Kadakola on Friday.

The deceased is aged about 35 years and is wearing black pant and blue shirt. A writing on the back of the shirt reads like this; I am solely responsible for my death’- regards Ramachandra, Sowmya, Kiran and Karthik please forgive me. The cops suspect that the deceased may have scribbled the same, before taking the extreme step. Relatives may contact the police on 2444955.

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